Alexander Woods

before 21 June 1866–29 August 1938 (Age 72)
Sutton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Woods was born before 21 June 1866, in Sutton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Woods, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Mc Donald, was 34. He married Sarah Jane Clarke about 1896, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 August 1938, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Woods
Sarah Jane Clarke
Marriage: about 1896
Alec Woods
John Woods
Leslie Woods
Gilbert Woods
Hubert Woods
Amy Woods
Ethel Woods

Spouse and Children

about 1896
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom





    Gilbert Woods


    Hubert Woods


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 1

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 35

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name 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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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Woods in household of Peter Woods, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alexander Woods in household of Peter Woods, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alexander Woods in household of Peter Woods, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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