James Adolphus Wood

24 May 1883–20 May 1954 (Age 70)
Clarke, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Adolphus

When James Adolphus Wood was born on 24 May 1883, in Clarke, Georgia, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Wood, was 31 and his mother, Josephine Victoria Hill, was 22. He married Emma Seagraves in 1905, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 216, Clarke, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 May 1954, in Clarke, Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Adolphus Wood
1883–1954
Emma Seagraves
1887–1983
Marriage: 1905
Edgar Wood
1906–1906
Herbert Wood
1907–1908
Helen L Wood
1909–1988
Corinne Wood
1913–
Nelson Sherrell Wood
1917–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1905
Georgia, United States
children

(5)

    Edgar Wood

    Male1906–1906Male

    Herbert Wood

    Male1907–1908Male

    Female1909–1988Female

    Corinne Wood

    Female1913–Female

    Male1917–1998Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Cally Wood

    Female1878–Female

    Male1883–1954Male

    William E. Wood

    Male1885–Male

    Female1889–1981Female

    Evelyn Rebecca Wood

    Female1891–1935Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 10

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dolphus Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adolphus Wood in household of Judson Steadman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J Dolphus Wood, "United States Census, 1920"

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