John Fletcher Atwood

17 April 1842–1 November 1921 (Age 79)
Indiana, United States

The Life of John Fletcher

When John Fletcher Atwood was born on 17 April 1842, in Indiana, United States, his father, Rev Stanford S Atwood, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Andrews, was 32. He married Nancy Ann Norman on 23 May 1861, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mission Township, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Seward Township, Seward, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 1 November 1921, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fletcher Atwood
1842–1921
Nancy Ann Norman
1845–1915
Marriage: 23 May 1861
George S Atwood
1863–
Nancy L Atwood
1865–
Luther C Atwood
1878–1924
Charles William Atwood
1867–1919
Sarah E. Atwood
1868–1868
Francis Rosedale Winifred Atwood
1870–1943
Stella Atwood
1882–1911
Orville O Atwood
1884–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 May 1861
Sullivan, Missouri, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Stanford S Atwood

    Male1810–1887Male

    Nancy Andrews

    Female1809–1879Female

siblings

(8)

    Henry C. Atwood

    Male1829–1908Male

    Jane Atwood

    Female1834–Female

    James Marion Atwood

    Male1836–1925Male

    Sarah A Atwood

    Female1839–1886Female

    Male1842–1921Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 2

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1860

Age 18

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863 · Battle of Baxter Springs

Age 21

A minor battle of the American Civil War named The Battle of Baxter Springs was fought in Baxter Springs on October 6, 1863. The battle was a Confederate victory and there were approximately 113 casualties.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode ‘by the wood’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Y Alwood in household of Stanford Alwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John F Atwood in household of Stanford Atwood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Atwood, "United States Census, 1870"

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