James Melvin Woods

Male18 January 1923–12 August 1999

Brief Life History of James Melvin

When James Melvin Woods was born on 18 January 1923, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States, his father, Fred Kenneth Woods, was 29 and his mother, Anna Naomi Spivey, was 32. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Hilburt on 15 March 1945. He died on 12 August 1999, in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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James Melvin Woods
Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Hilburt
Marriage: 15 March 1945

Sources (7)

  • Jack Wood in household of Fred Wood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Melvin Woods, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • James M Woods, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1945
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 6

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 21

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wood with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish: 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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