Sanford Wood

13 June 1865–3 May 1930 (Age 64)
Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sanford

When Sanford Wood was born on 13 June 1865, in Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Wood, was 40 and his mother, Julia Goff, was 30. He married Lorana “Lola” Lum on 20 April 1892, in Burton, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Flushing, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 3 May 1930, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Sanford Wood
Lorana “Lola” Lum
Marriage: 20 April 1892

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20 April 1892
Burton, Genesee, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 14

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.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Sanford Wood in household of Joseph Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sanford Wood in household of Joseph Wood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sanford Wood, "United States Census, 1930"

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