Fermon W Woods

5 November 1902–1 June 1965 (Age 62)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Fermon W

When Fermon W Woods was born on 5 November 1902, in Alabama, United States, his father, James H Woods, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jennie Helton, was 24. He married Mary Grace Fancher on 3 July 1925, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Randolph, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 11 Cane Creek, Chilton, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 1 June 1965, in Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Bibb, Alabama, United States.

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Fermon W Woods
Mary Grace Fancher
Marriage: 3 July 1925
Lillian Elizabeth Woods
Myrtle Frances Woods

Spouse and Children

3 July 1925
Bibb, Alabama, United States


    Lillian Elizabeth Woods


    Myrtle Frances Woods


Parents and Siblings



    Myrtle Wood



    Allie Wood


    William E Wood


    Maggie Wood


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Fermon Wood in household of Jim H Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Furman Wood in household of James H Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ferman Woods in entry for Ernest Lee Woods and Ewell Mageline Watts, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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