Viola Jane Wood

5 October 1862–2 March 1941 (Age 78)
Olympia, Thurston, Washington Territory, United States

The Life of Viola Jane

When Viola Jane Wood was born on 5 October 1862, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington Territory, United States, her father, Charles Wood, was 42 and her mother, Mary Ann Whitman, was 22. She married Edward Bernard Bedwell on 21 May 1882, in Monmouth, Polk, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Tillamook Election Precinct 3, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 2 March 1941, in Tillamook, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dallas, Polk, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Bernard Bedwell
Viola Jane Wood
Marriage: 21 May 1882
Mary Minerva or Erva Bedwell
Ethel Ann Bedwell
Jean Dottie Bedwell
Alice Constance Bedwell
Lillian Augusta Bedwell
Ednelle Beatrice Bedwell
Violet Wood Bedwell
Bernard Franklin Bedwell

Spouse and Children

21 May 1882
Monmouth, Polk, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1866: Tillamook, Oregon, United States

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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Story Highlight

Viola J Wood-Wild Bulls

lndividual biographical text for Viola J. Wood #6 Her mother died when Viola was 8 years old. (See biographical text for Mary Ann Whitman) One story Viola told her grandchildren was: She and her c …

Sources (3)

  • Viola Beddelle in household of John L Clifford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola J Clifford in household of John L Clifford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola J Clifford in household of John L Clifford, "United States Census, 1930"

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