Agnes Wood

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Wood was born on 21 December 1896, in Osgoode Township, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Albert Wood, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Good, was 26. She married Joseph Orr Swerdfeger in 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Russell, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Manitoba, Canada in 1916. She died on 13 July 1952, in Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 55, and was buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Orr Swerdfeger
1895–1961
Agnes Wood
1896–1952
Marriage: 1919
Alice Isobel Swerdfager
1930–1936
Swerdfager
1937–1937

Sources (9)

  • Agnes Wood in household of Wm Albert Wood, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Agnes Wood, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Agnes Wood and Joseph Orr Swerdfeger, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (3)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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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