Homer Benton Woods

17 June 1915–8 February 1985 (Age 69)
Red Boiling Springs, Macon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Homer Benton

When Homer Benton Woods was born on 17 June 1915, in Red Boiling Springs, Macon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Willian K Wood, was 26 and his mother, Alta Wood, was 22. He lived in Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 8 February 1985, in Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Macon County Memorial Gardens, Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee, United States.

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Homer Benton Woods
Thelma Clay Chitwood

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Willian K Wood


    Alta Wood




    Paspie Wood


    Raie Lee Wood



    Bulah Estell Wood


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 11

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (2)

  • Homer Benton Wood in household of Willian K Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer Woods, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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