Josie Lora Wood

27 August 1891–15 August 1939 (Age 47)
Joppa, Massac, Illinois, United States

The Life of Josie Lora

When Josie Lora Wood was born on 27 August 1891, in Joppa, Massac, Illinois, United States, her father, Bailus Earl Wood, was 30 and her mother, Martha Jane Overton, was 29. She married Willard Donald Almon on 28 December 1910, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Logan, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 15 August 1939, in Karnak, Pulaski, Illinois, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Cypress, Johnson, Illinois, United States.

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Willard Donald Almon
Josie Lora Wood
Marriage: 28 December 1910
Helen Faye Almon

Spouse and Children

28 December 1910
Illinois, United States


    Helen Faye Almon


Parents and Siblings


    Martha Jane Overton




    Charles C Wood


    Chester Earl Wood



    Ray Wood


    Dora Wood


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 13

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 (3)

  • Josiephine Peeler in household of Eli Peeler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josie Almon in household of W D Almon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephene Wood in household of Baylus E Wood, "United States Census, 1900"

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