Alice Letha Wood

31 August 1870–28 July 1954 (Age 83)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alice Letha

When Alice Letha Wood was born on 31 August 1870, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Obediah Wood, was 22 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Louise Alexander, was 24. She married Elihu Bingham Walker on 8 January 1890, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Limestone, Texas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 28 July 1954, in Limestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Shead Cemetery, Limestone, Texas, United States.

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Elihu Bingham Walker
Alice Letha Wood
Marriage: 8 January 1890
Lela Belle Walker
Robert Lee Walker
JoElla Meredith Walker
Raymond Angerson Walker
George Franklin Walker
Homer Irving Walker
James Elihu Walker
Gladys Walker
Demmie G Walker

Spouse and Children

    Elihu Bingham Walker



8 January 1890
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Amanda Jane Wood


    Angie P. Wood





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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 24

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Alice Walker in household of George B Walker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alice Walker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alice Walker in household of E Walker, "United States Census, 1900"

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