Earl Ray Woods

Male28 April 1895–19 September 1978

Brief Life History of Earl Ray

Earl Ray Woods was born on 28 April 1895, in Hale, Carroll, Missouri, United States as the son of James S. Woods and Lizzie K. Kainnemon Woods. He married Lela May Burbank on 11 March 1920, in Tillamook, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Blaine, Tillamook, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Blaine Election Precinct, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 19 September 1978, in Beaver, Tillamook, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Blaine, Tillamook, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Ray Woods
Lela May Burbank
Marriage: 11 March 1920
Lyle Montell Woods
Letha M Woods

Sources (20)

  • Ray E Woods in household of James H Woods, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Earl Ray Woods - Individual or family possessions: birth: 28 April 1895; Hale, Carroll, Missouri, United States
  • Earl Ray Woods, "Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1920Tillamook, Oregon, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · Oregon Historical Society

    Age 3

    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 


    Age 22

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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