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.
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’.