Florence M Wood

10 September 1851–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Florence M

When Florence M Wood was born on 10 September 1851, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Wood, was 35 and her mother, Hannah, was 30. She married Thomas M Bird on 19 October 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. 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
Herbert Wood Bird

Spouse and Children

    Thomas M Bird



19 October 1871
Sangamon, Illinois


    John Richard Bird



    Ethel Lucinda Bird


Parents and Siblings







World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 16

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

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 and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence A Bird in household of Hannah Wood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence M Wood, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Florence M Wood in entry for Herbert Wood Bird and Edith Mary Satterwhite, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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