Charles Erskine Scott Wood

20 February 1852–22 January 1944 (Age 91)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Erskine Scott

When Charles Erskine Scott Wood was born on 20 February 1852, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dr. William Maxwell Wood, was 42 and his mother, Rosemary Carson, was 23. He married Nanny Moale Smith on 29 November 1878, in Washington D.C., United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Redwood Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1884. He died on 22 January 1944, in Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Charles Erskine Scott Wood
Nanny Moale Smith
Marriage: 29 November 1878
Erskine Wood
Katherine Wood
about 1889–
Nan Wood
Eliza Bryson Wood
William Maxwell Wood Sr.
Berwick Bruce Wood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1878Washington D.C., United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 5
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 7
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 24
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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    Sources (20)

    • Charles Erskine Scott Wood in entry for Berwick Bruce Wood, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Charles E S Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
    • C E S Wood in entry for Berwick Bruce Wood and Alice Howe, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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