John Thomas Woodrow

10 December 1908–25 January 2009 (Age 100)
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Woodrow was born on 10 December 1908, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Woodrow, was 24 and his mother, Florence Mary Richardson, was 22. He married Doris Evelyn Cousins on 8 August 1931, in Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 January 2009, in Harmby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 100.

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John Thomas Woodrow
Doris Evelyn Cousins
Marriage: 8 August 1931
David Woodrow

Spouse and Children

8 August 1931
Chichester, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom


    David Woodrow


Parents and Siblings


    Florence Mary Richardson




World Events (8)


Age 6

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 7

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

Age 32

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Woodrow, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + rāw ‘row’, ‘line’, i.e. a row of cottages near a wood. There are places bearing this name in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire, but the surname is found mainly in Norfolk.

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

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