Lydia Eliza Woodrum

20 March 1872–December 1907 (Age 35)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lydia Eliza

When Lydia Eliza Woodrum was born on 20 March 1872, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, John Robert Woodrum, was 25 and her mother, Minerva Jarrett, was 22. She married John William Perry on 6 March 1892. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died in December 1907, in Kanawha, Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 35.

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John William Perry
Lydia Eliza Woodrum
Marriage: 6 March 1892
Thelma Nevada Perry
Hilda Mae Perry
Vivian Marie Perry

Spouse and Children

6 March 1892


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 10

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

Variant of English Wooderham, a place named in Old English as ‘the dwelling of the woodman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lyda Perry in household of John W Perry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliza Woodrum in household of John R Woodrum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza Woodman, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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