Florence Bell Ducharme

November 1891–15 August 1969 (Age 77)
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Florence Bell

When Florence Bell Ducharme was born in November 1891, in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, her father, Jean Desire Ducharme, was 45 and her mother, Susan Amelia Creswell, was 22. She had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with William Washington Wood. She lived in Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Beat 1, Hancock, Mississippi, United States in 1930. She died on 15 August 1969, in Picayune, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Picayune, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Washington Wood
Florence Bell Ducharme
Hazel V Wood
Charlie T Wood
Ida Bell Coffman
Lillian E Wood
Annie Mae Wood
William David Wood
Laura A Wood
Wilma Florence Wood
F Theodore Wood

Spouse and Children



    Hazel V Wood


    Lillian E Wood


    Annie Mae Wood


    William David Wood


    Laura A Wood


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jean Desire Ducharme


    Susan Amelia Creswell




World Events (8)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a hornbeam, from Old French charme ‘hornbeam’ (Latin carpinus), with fused preposition and article du ‘from the’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Florence B Wood in household of Willie W Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Ducharme in household of John D Ducharme Sr., "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Bell Mayes Wood in entry for Laura W Hann, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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