Obed Lofton Woods

2 October 1908–21 October 1996 (Age 88)
Eastland, Eastland, Texas, United States

The Life of Obed Lofton

When Obed Lofton Woods was born on 2 October 1908, in Eastland, Eastland, Texas, United States, his father, John Alexander Woods, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Ellen Fox, was 27. He had at least 1 daughter with Ruth Elnor Blake. He lived in Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1997. He died on 21 October 1996, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in United States.

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Obed Lofton Woods
Ruth Elnor Blake
Frances Bee Woods

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 6

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Obed Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lofton O Woods in household of John A Woods, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Obed L Woods in household of Alex J Woods, "United States Census, 1920"

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