Percy Elvira Martin

16 January 1835–9 December 1893 (Age 58)
Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Percy Elvira

When Percy Elvira Martin was born on 16 January 1835, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, George I. Martin, was 26 and her mother, Caroline S. Kingsley, was 30. She married John Winslow Wood on 3 June 1850, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 9 December 1893, in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Winslow Wood
1829–1920
Percy Elvira Martin
1835–1893
Marriage: 3 June 1850
Maynard Winslow Wood
1851–1938
Wood
1852–
Ellen Elvira Wood
1852–1880
Mary Ann Wood
1855–1914
Emma Amelia Wood
1857–1941
Elsie Melvira Wood
1859–1865
Alice Estelle Wood
1861–1862
Winnie Adaline Wood
1863–1946
George William Hosea Wood
1865–1867
Charles Myran Wood
1867–1867
James Grant Wood
1868–1928
Frank Martin Wood
1870–1951
Albert Eugene Wood
1873–1958
Carrie Mae Wood
1875–1956
Alta Iowa Wood
1879–1972
Wood
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 June 1850
Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States
children

(16)

    Male1851–1938Male

    Wood

    Male1852–Male

    Ellen Elvira Wood

    Female1852–1880Female

    Mary Ann Wood

    Female1855–1914Female

    Female1857–1941Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 11

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 22

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Irish: Martan, from mart, an ox, and an, denoting youth or small size, meaning a young ox

Story Highlight

The New England Cake Basket

This cake basket originally belonged to one of our grandmothers, Percy E. Martin Wood and was given to her daughter, Emma Wood Lovett as a wedding gift. This was passed on to Emma's daughter, Maude L …

Sources (3)

  • Lucy E Martin in household of George I Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • P E Wood in household of J W Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Percy E Wood in household of John W Wood, "United States Census, 1860"

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