Maxine Virginia Woods

Brief Life History of Maxine Virginia

When Maxine Virginia Woods was born on 31 October 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Lester Valentine Woods, was 35 and her mother, Vesta Gertrude Roach, was 32. She married Peter Edwin Eckerman on 8 May 1937, in Lawrence, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Weston, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 2, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 14 June 2000, at the age of 83.

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Maxine Virginia Woods
Marriage: 16 June 1951

Sources (8)

  • Maxine V Eckerman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maxine V. Eckerman in entry for Pete. E. Eckerman, "Wyoming, Reclaim the Records, State Archives Vital Records, 1908-1966"
  • Maxine V Woods in household of Lester V Woods, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wood with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish: adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ (see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock, rooster’.

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

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