Charles Wood

9 June 1837–13 August 1905 (Age 68)
Shelby, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Wood was born on 9 June 1837, in Shelby, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Wood, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Steadwell, was 23. He married Alice Horrocks on 31 March 1858, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Huntsville Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 August 1905, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wood
Alice Horrocks
Marriage: 31 March 1858
Alice Ann Wood
Charles Samuel Wood
Mary Elizabeth Wood
Sarah Eliza Wood
Edward Warren Wood
Joseph Wood
James Sylvester Wood
Martha Emma Wood
Minnie Mabel Wood
Catherine Mozell Wood
Frederick William Wood
Laura Pearl Wood
Benjamin Franklin Wood
Chloe Adele Wood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1858Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 2
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 2
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 19
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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

    Chloe Adele Wood Doxey 4 February 1886 – 7 October 1949

    Chloe Adele Wood was born in Huntsville Utah on 4 Feb 1886. She was the daughter of Charles Wood and Alice Horrocks. She was the 8th girl and last child of a family of fourteen children. Ten childr …

    Sources (74)

    • 1850 US CENSUS: Charles Wood in household of William K Parker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Charles Wood in entry for Burton S Moore and Laura W Mccarty, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Charles Wood in entry for Catherine Mozelle Wood Newey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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