Daniel Standish Leach Wood

29 March 1882–20 February 1953 (Age 70)
Elkhart, Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Daniel Standish Leach

When Daniel Standish Leach Wood was born on 29 March 1882, in Elkhart, Logan, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin A Wood, was 25 and his mother, Mary Leach, was 31. He married Elvie M Townsend in 1911, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He lived in Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911. He died on 20 February 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Standish Leach Wood
1882–1953
Elvie M Townsend
1879–1966
Marriage: 1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1911
Saskatchewan, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin A Wood

    Male1857–Male

    Female1850–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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Sources (2)

  • Daniel Standishleaeh Wood, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Daniel Woods, "Canada Census, 1911"

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