Roy Phelps Woodford

1881–1945 (Age 63)
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Roy Phelps

When Roy Phelps Woodford was born on 10 October 1881, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, Harry Everett Woodford, was 28 and his mother, Mary Dyer, was 28. He married Evalyne Perine on 27 May 1910, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 June 1945, in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 63.

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Roy Phelps Woodford
Evalyne Perine
Marriage: 27 May 1910

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27 May 1910
Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, as far apart as Essex, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Northamptonshire, Cheshire, and Roxburghshire, named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy P Woodford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray P Woodford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy P Woodford, "United States Census, 1930"

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