Mary Almedia Wood

30 January 1858–29 June 1899 (Age 41)
Putnam Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Almedia

When Mary Almedia Wood was born on 30 January 1858, in Putnam Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, William Orville Wood, was 26 and her mother, Jane Ann Bay, was 19. She married William Vincent Butler on 30 April 1879, in Wood, Clayton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Crawford, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 29 June 1899, in Dow City, Crawford, Iowa, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Dow City, Crawford, Iowa, United States.

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William Vincent Butler
Mary Almedia Wood
Marriage: 30 April 1879
William T Butler
Fred James Butler
Nelson Byrd Butler
Blanche Butler
Bessie Almeda Butler
Jane Violet Butler

Spouse and Children

30 April 1879
Wood, Clayton, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    William Orville Wood


    Jane Ann Bay




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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 12

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Mary A Butler in household of William V Butler, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Maryalineda Butler in household of William V Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wood in entry for Nelson B Butler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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