Ernest J Wood

Male24 May 1868–30 December 1952

Brief Life History of Ernest J

When Ernest J Wood was born on 24 May 1868, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Wood, was 22 and his mother, Sophia Elizabeth Rawson, was 20. He married Martha Anna Druce on 18 February 1894, in Cleon Township, Manistee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Manton, Wexford, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 December 1952, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Ernest J Wood
Martha Anna Druce
Marriage: 18 February 1894

Sources (10)

  • Earnest J Wood in household of Herman Boyle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest J. Wood, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Ernest J Wood, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1894Cleon Township, Manistee, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    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.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 11

    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.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

    English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

    Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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