John Wood

7 August 1929–15 June 2012 (Age 82)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of John

When John Wood was born on 7 August 1929, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, his father, Vaughn Milo Wood, was 22 and his mother, Wanda Nadine Reading, was 18. He married Margaret Garnet Nielsen on 15 January 1955, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. He lived in Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Goshen Election Precinct, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 15 June 2012, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grant, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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John Wood
Margaret Garnet Nielsen
Marriage: 15 January 1955

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Garnet Nielsen


15 January 1955
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

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    Kay Wood


World Events (8)

1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 1

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Story Highlight

History of the Hamer Store/Post office/ Boarding house

This account is taken from the history compiled by Judy H Wright, daughter of Eula Turman Helm. The history is called "THE MC's- A History of the generations that sprang from the union of Manford Cle …

Sources (3)

  • John Wood, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jack Wood in household of Vaughn Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack Wood in household of Vaughn Wood, "United States Census, 1940"

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