William Wallace Wood

16 November 1880–5 July 1942 (Age 61)
Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Wallace

When William Wallace Wood was born on 16 November 1880, in Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, William Wallace Wood, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ellen Chatburn, was 33. He married Sadie B. Curry on 4 March 1905, in South Sioux City, Dakota, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1942, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Wood
Edith May Gilmore
Marriage: 30 November 1909
Corrine Grace Wood
Betty Lou Wood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1909Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 4
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
    Age 17
    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • William Wallace Wood in entry for Betty Lou Wood, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • William W Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
    • William Wallace Wood in entry for James Lyle Nichols and Corinne Grace Wood, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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