Mary Wood

2 November 1844–18 June 1913 (Age 68)
Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Wood was born on 2 November 1844, in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Wood, was 28 and her mother, Rebecca Shaw, was 27. She married Sylvester Wilson on 26 May 1861, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1855 and lived in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1880 and Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900. She died on 18 June 1913, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Jackson, Teton, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Wilson
Mary Wood
Marriage: 26 May 1861
Mary Alice Wilson
Sylvester Wilson, Jr.
Ervin Wilson
Rebecca Ann Wilson
Martha Wilson
John Henry Wilson
George Abraham Wilson
Charles Wilson
Elias Wilson
Sarah Ellen Wilson
Joseph Henry Wilson
Melvina Edna Wilson

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  • Marriage
    26 May 1861Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Biography of Joseph Hirst Wood

    This story was written by Viona Gertrude Wood Shellinger, daughter of Joseph Hirst Wood. Our father, Joseph Hirst Wood, was born in Wellsville, Cache County, Utah on the 2nd of May 1876. He was the …

    Sources (42)

    • Mary Wood in household of Mary Shaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Wood in entry for Rasmus Jorgensen and Martha Ward, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Wood in entry for John Henry Wilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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