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.
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 .
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