Homer Sperry Wood

30 December 1877–15 May 1953 (Age 75)
Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of Homer Sperry

When Homer Sperry Wood was born on 30 December 1877, in Brownsville, Linn, Oregon, United States, his father, John Henry Wood, was 31 and his mother, Adelade Eliza Sperry, was 21. He married Eva Myrtle Robinson on 20 July 1902, in Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1942 and Independence, Perkins, South Dakota, United States in 1943. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 15 May 1953, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Homer Sperry Wood
Eva Myrtle Robinson
Marriage: 20 July 1902
Winona Eva Wood
Dorothy Eloise Wood
Homer Dale Wood

Spouse and Children

20 July 1902
Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 3

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 20

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

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)

  • Homar Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Homer Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer S Wood in household of John Wood, "United States Census, 1880"

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