Emma Almira Woods

Brief Life History of Emma Almira

When Emma Almira Woods was born on 13 May 1876, in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Woods, was 37 and her mother, Amelia Forde, was 25. She married Allan Graham on 24 September 1902, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in North Elmsley Township, Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 26 October 1958, in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Allan Graham
1877–1956
Emma Almira Woods
1876–1958
Marriage: 24 September 1902
Dorthy Graham
1903–
Thelma Lucille Graham
1905–1968
Muriel Almeda Speding Graham
1907–1965
Harold Graham
1910–
Vera Ruth Graham
1912–1951
Gordon Allan Graham
1914–1952

Sources (19)

  • Emma Elmira Woods in household of John Woods, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Emma Alimpa Woods, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Emma Almira Woods, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932"

World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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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