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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John Fletcher Atwood
Nancy Ann Norman
Marriage: 23 May 1861
George S Atwood
Nancy L Atwood
Luther C Atwood
Charles William Atwood
Sarah E. Atwood
Francis Rosedale Winifred Atwood
Stella Atwood
Orville O Atwood

Spouse and Children

23 May 1861
Sullivan, Missouri, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Stanford S Atwood


    Nancy Andrews




    Henry C. Atwood


    Jane Atwood


    James Marion Atwood


    Sarah A Atwood



+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.

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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