Mark Berdette Woodard

Brief Life History of Mark Berdette

When Mark Berdette Woodard was born on 21 February 1902, in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Bruce Woodard, was 31 and his mother, Maudie Dora Walter, was 21. He married Harriet Ellen Young about 1936. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 April 1977, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mark Berdette Woodard
1902–1977
Harriet Ellen Young
1911–1960
Marriage: about 1936
Fredrick Cook
1935–2021
Leon Charles Woodard
1937–2013
Gary Lee Woodard
1941–2015
Linda Lou Woodard
1944–1945

Sources (14)

  • Mark Woodard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mark B. Woodard, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"
  • Mark Woodard, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

from the Norman Old French personal name Odard, Udard, Middle English Wodard, Wudard. It derives from the ancient Germanic name Authard, Othard, Odard, composed of the elements aud- ‘riches' + hard- ‘hard, bold’.

occupational name from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + herde ‘herd’ (Old English wudu + hierde), for a person who tended animals pastured in woodland.

post-medieval pronunciation of Woodward .

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

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