Mary Wood

Female18 June 1818–5 March 1898

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Wood was born on 18 June 1818, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Wood, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Orr, was 24. She married Parley Parker Pratt on 9 September 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 5 March 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parley Parker Pratt
Mary Wood
Marriage: 9 September 1844
Helaman Pratt
Cornelia Pratt
Mary Wood Pratt
Mathoni Wood Pratt

Sources (29)

  • Mary Woodbat, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Wood, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Mary Wood Pratt, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1819 · Peterloo Massacre

    Age 1

    On August 16, 1819, in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, a group of around 80,000 gathered together in an attempt to get parliament representation reformed. Shortly after a cavalry charged the crowd. By the end, 15 people died and around 600 were injured.


    Age 25

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

    English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

    Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Wood Pratt

    Mary Wood, the daughter of Samuel Wood and Margaret Orr Wood, was born 18 Jun 1818 in Glasgow, Scotland. She had a sister, Elizabeth, and three brothers, Samuel, James and John. While she was yet an …

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