Florence M Wood

Brief Life History of Florence M

When Florence M Wood was born on 10 September 1851, in Le Haut-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, her father, Wood, was 36 and her mother, Hannah, was 30. She married Thomas M. Bird on 19 October 1871, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died in McLean, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas M. Bird
Florence M Wood
Marriage: 19 October 1871
John Richard Bird
Ethel Lucinda Bird
Ethel Lucinda Bird
John Richard Bird
Herbert Wood Bird
Paul H. Bird

Sources (9)

  • Florence A Bird in household of Hannah Wood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence M Wood, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Florence Moore in entry for Bird and Kinyon, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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Historical Boundaries: 1855: McLean, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

Americanized form of French Gadbois .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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