Margaret J Wood

January 1825–26 June 1904 (Age 79)
Venice, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Margaret J

Margaret J Wood was born in January 1825, in Venice, Cayuga, New York, United States. She married Evander Murdock on 6 March 1856, in Venice, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Slayton, Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1900. She died on 26 June 1904, in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Evander Murdock
Margaret J Wood
Marriage: 6 March 1856
Clarence Murdock
Lyman Murdock

Spouse and Children

6 March 1856
Venice, Cayuga, New York, United States


    Clarence Murdock


    Lyman Murdock


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • M Murdock in household of E Murdock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret J Murdock in household of Clarence Murdock, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Margaret J Murdock in household of Clarence Murdock, "United States Census, 1900"

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