Wilbur LeRoy Wood

29 September 1886–17 April 1935 (Age 48)
Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Wilbur LeRoy

When Wilbur LeRoy Wood was born on 29 September 1886, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gardner Perry Wood, was 24 and his mother, Laura Maddock, was 21. He married Berta Ann Parker on 25 September 1915, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 17 April 1935, in East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 48.

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Wilbur LeRoy Wood
Berta Ann Parker
Marriage: 25 September 1915
John Parker Wood

Spouse and Children

25 September 1915
Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    John Parker Wood


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 9

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 14

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Wilber L Wood in household of Gardner Wood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilbur Leroy Wood, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Wilbur Leroy Wood, "Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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