Mary Ruth Wood

Brief Life History of Mary Ruth

When Mary Ruth Wood was born on 13 April 1893, in Danville, Virginia, United States, her father, William B. Wood, was 68 and her mother, Mary Elnora "Nora" Berry, was 39. She married William Thomas Pittman Sr in 1910. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Courtland, Southampton, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Jerusalem District, Southampton, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1966, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland, Southampton, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Pittman Sr
1882–1941
Mary Ruth Wood
1893–1966
Marriage: 1910
Mary Ruth Pittman
1914–1990
Louise Elizabeth Pittman
1917–1993
Mildred Billie Pittman
1921–1952
Emma Thomas Pittman
1927–1928
William Thomas Pittman Jr.
1930–2012

Sources (13)

  • Ruth W Pittman in household of William T Pittman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Wood Pittman, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Ruth Wood Pittman in entry for William Thomas Pittman Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

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1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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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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