Alton Eugene Wood

27 March 1915–21 November 2011 (Age 96)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Alton Eugene

When Alton Eugene Wood was born on 27 March 1915, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Ernest Eugene Wood, was 26 and his mother, Letha Idabell Bradshaw, was 23. He married Alice Ruth Moss on 20 April 1946, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Stony Creek Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 November 2011, in Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States.

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Alton Eugene Wood
Alice Ruth Moss
Marriage: 20 April 1946

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    Alice Ruth Moss


20 April 1946
Nash, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 7

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Alton S Wood in household of Earnest E Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alton E Wood in household of Earnest E Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alton Wood in household of Ernest E Wood, "United States Census, 1940"

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