Harry Willis Wood

29 July 1902–1 April 1969 (Age 66)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Harry Willis

When Harry Willis Wood was born on 29 July 1902, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Green Berry Wood, was 41 and his mother, Emma R Bailey, was 38. He lived in Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 1 April 1969, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Green Berry Wood
Emma R Bailey
Nora May Wood
Myrtle Maude Wood
Mabel Lois Wood
Audrey (Audrie) Elizabeth Wood
Aldon Lafayette 'Lafe' Wood
Ira Tarlton 'Jack' Wood
Harry Willis Wood

Parents and Siblings

    Green Berry Wood






    Myrtle Maude Wood



    Audrey (Audrie) Elizabeth Wood


    Aldon Lafayette 'Lafe' Wood


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 18

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Harry W Wood in household of Greenberry B Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry W Wood, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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