Wilbur Leon Woods

15 November 1922–4 March 2011 (Age 88)
Hampton, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Wilbur Leon

When Wilbur Leon Woods was born on 15 November 1922, in Hampton, South Carolina, United States, his father, Mitchell Warren Woods, was 33 and his mother, Annie Laura Hagan, was 34. He married Katherine Virginia Boatright on 4 March 1949. He lived in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 4 March 2011, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Leon Woods
Katherine Virginia Boatright
Marriage: 4 March 1949

Spouse and Children


    Katherine Virginia Boatright


4 March 1949

Parents and Siblings





    Mary Frances Woods


    Mitchell Warren Woods Jr


World Events (8)

1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

Age 5

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 19

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1953 · The Better Community Council is Organized to Fight Discrimination

Age 31

The Better Community Council was organized in May 1953 to fight against racial discrimination. The council was involved in speaking out about injustices such as segregated bathrooms, public swimming pools, and public restaurants. The council also lobbied local businesses to sign non-discrimination policies.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilbur L Woods in household of Annie L Woods, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur L Woods in household of Mitchell W Woods, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilbur Woods in entry for Mr Mitchell Warren Woods, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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