Mary Jane Wood

10 February 1833–15 January 1921 (Age 87)
Kouchibouguac, Carleton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wood was born on 10 February 1833, in Kouchibouguac, Carleton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, William John Wood, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Enman, was 19. She married Thomas Ives on 15 January 1850, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lot 28, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1881 and Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 15 January 1921, in Tryon, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Tryon, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ives
Mary Jane Wood
Marriage: 15 January 1850
George Ives
Sarah Jane Ives
Elizabeth Tate " Bessie " Ives
Frances Ann Ives
Cornelius Howatt Ives
Oliver Edward Ives
Isaac Ives
Charles William Ives
Georgina Bateman Ives
Ida Dawson Ives

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Ives



15 January 1850
Prince Edward Island, Canada


    George Ives


    Sarah Jane Ives


    Elizabeth Tate " Bessie " Ives


    Frances Ann Ives


    Cornelius Howatt Ives


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 34

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 36

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 47

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

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)

  • May Jane Ives in household of Charles Ives, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Jane Wood in entry for Sarah Warren, "Minnesota, Birth and Death Records, 1866-1916"
  • Mary J in entry for Ida Dawson Ives, "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885"

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