Samuel Richard Woods

26 June 1922–10 November 1983 (Age 61)
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Richard

When Samuel Richard Woods was born on 26 June 1922, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, his father, Richard Swartzwelder Woods, was 38 and his mother, Mary Corinne Kelley, was 39. He died on 10 November 1983, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Swartzwelder Woods
1883–1944
Mary Corinne Kelley
1883–1950
Byron Watson Woods
1910–1982
Mary Corinne Woods
1911–1981
Samuel Richard Woods
1922–1983

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 1
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 12
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941
Age 19
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name 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.

Possible Related Names

Hoyle
Wood
Quill
Cox

Sources (5)

  • Samuel R Woods in household of Richard S Woods, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sam Woods, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Sam Woods, "Find A Grave Index"

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