Mary Florence Wood

17 November 1878–7 February 1976 (Age 97)
Dripping Springs, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Florence

When Mary Florence Wood was born on 17 November 1878, in Dripping Springs, Hays, Texas, United States, her father, William Runnels Wood, was 39 and her mother, Samantha Lewis, was 29. She married John Henry Vance on 15 December 1897. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Palo Pinto Land District, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 7 February 1976, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Woodland Park Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Vance
Mary Florence Wood
Marriage: 15 December 1897
Alfred Horace Jinx Vance
Malcolm Wood 'Bid' Vance Sr.
William John Ruskin 'Goat' Vance
Margaret Lyndell Vance
Orla Dell 'Sally' Vance
Russell Kenneth 'Jumbo' Vance

Spouse and Children

15 December 1897


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.

Age 26

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Vance in household of John Vance, "United States Census, 1900"
  • M Florence Hanse in household of John H Hanse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Vance in household of John H Vance, "United States Census, 1910"

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