Mary Laura "Mamie" Culver

28 February 1876–18 October 1948 (Age 72)
Highland, Osceola, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Laura "Mamie"

When Mary Laura "Mamie" Culver was born on 28 February 1876, in Highland, Osceola, Michigan, United States, her father, George W. Culver, was 43 and her mother, Mary Symonds, was 28. She married William Henry Harrison Wood on 4 November 1894, in Highland, Osceola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died on 18 October 1948, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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William Henry Harrison Wood
Mary Laura "Mamie" Culver
Marriage: 4 November 1894
Arthur F Wood
William Herman Earl Wood
Opal May Wood
George E Wood
Gladys Leona Wood
Donnie Eldred Wood
Carl Wood
Guy E Wood
Sylvia Ellen Wood
Laura M Wood

Spouse and Children

4 November 1894
Highland, Osceola, Michigan, United States




    Opal May Wood


    George E Wood


    Gladys Leona Wood


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mamie Wood in household of William Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mamie Wood in household of William Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mamie Wood in household of William Wood, "United States Census, 1940"

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