Gladys Marguerite Wood

Female6 April 1916–13 March 1999

Brief Life History of Gladys Marguerite

When Gladys Marguerite Wood was born on 6 April 1916, in Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, Jacob Bartine Wood, was 39 and her mother, Edna Grace Bunyan, was 36. She married John Nell Knoche on 26 November 1941. She lived in St. John Township, Stafford, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 March 1999, in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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John Nell Knoche
Gladys Marguerite Wood
Marriage: 26 November 1941

Sources (6)

  • Gladys M Wood in household of Jacob B Wood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Marguerite Knoche, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"
  • Gladis M Wood in household of Jacob B Wood, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1941
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

    Age 11

    The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

    1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

    Age 22

    Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

    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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