Shelton Sam Woods

1905–1985 (Age 80)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Shelton Sam

When Shelton Sam Woods was born on 7 September 1905, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Woods, was 38 and his mother, Estelle Long, was 28. He married Lexie Omer Matthews on 9 December 1945, in Russell, Alabama, United States. He lived in Lee, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died in November 1985, in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Shelton Sam Woods
Lexie Omer Matthews
Marriage: 9 December 1945

Spouse and Children


    Lexie Omer Matthews


9 December 1945
Russell, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Estelle Long




    Julius Woods


    Julia Woods


    Lottie Woods


    Lela Mae Woods



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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 7

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name 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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Sources (1)

  • Shellman Woods in household of Sam Woods, "United States Census, 1910"

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