Harrison Wood

30 January 1867–18 July 1954 (Age 87)
Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Harrison

When Harrison Wood was born on 30 January 1867, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Wood, was 54 and his mother, Martha Davisson, was 42. He married Mary Ellen Hall on 28 November 1886, in Hartford, Putnam, Missouri, United States. He lived in Liberty Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 18 July 1954, in Trenton Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harrison Wood
Mary Ellen Hall
Marriage: 28 November 1886

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ellen Hall


28 November 1886
Hartford, Putnam, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Wood





    Elizabeth Wood


    Thaddeaus Constantine Wood


    Mary E. Wood


    Lydia Margaret Wood


    Melissa Wood


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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 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)

  • Harry Wood in household of Thomas Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harry Wood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry Wood, "United States Census, 1930"

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