Lewis Woods

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Woods was born on 2 March 1845, in Newton, Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin Woods, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Docwra, was 28. He married Martha J in 1861, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Neosho Township, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 31 July 1917, in Dallam, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Texline, Dallam, Texas, United States.

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Lewis Woods
Margaret J. Mathis
Marriage: 9 May 1879
Finey Belle Woods
John Orville Woods
Emma M Woods
Minnie Ellen Woods
Ethel Mae Woods
Walter Abbott Woods
Howard Lewis Woods

Sources (12)

  • Lewis Woods in household of Benjamin Woods, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louis Woods, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Lewis Woods, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1846 · Mexican-American War

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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