Martha Josphine Wood

30 August 1913–21 April 1974 (Age 60)
Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life of Martha Josphine

Martha Josphine Wood was born on 30 August 1913, in Comanche, Texas, United States. She married Marvin Lee Rhoton on 18 June 1974, in Jones, Texas, United States. She died on 21 April 1974, in Hamlin, Jones, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Lee Rhoton
1909–1992
Martha Josphine Wood
1913–1974

Spouse and Children

World Events (3)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Myrtle A Rogers, "Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010"
  • Martha Josephine Wood in entry for Elmer Earl Rhoton, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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