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WOOD John Charles

WOOD John Charles

Male 1862 - 1923  (60 years)

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  • Name WOOD John Charles 
    Born 31 Dec 1862  Poona, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • JC lists his birthplace as Satara, not Poona
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1883 
    • In 1883, John Charles Wood aged 20 accompanied his uncle Archie, Christine and their children aboard the "Nairnshire" departing Glasgow 22nd March 1883 as assisted immigrants, disembarking in Bundaberg 9th July 1883.
    Died 2 May 1923  Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2013 

    Father WOOD William,   b. 9 Nov 1832, Glencorse, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1884, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother KING Louisa Anne,   b. 21 Oct 1845, Bycullah, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1867, Malligaum, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 15 Jul 1861  St Mary's Church, Poona, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married by the Rev G L Fenton
    Notes 
    • St Mary's Church, Pune is the oldest established church in the area.

      William was a bachelor living at Sholapore and of age, Louisa is listed as a minor, spinster, and living at Poonah. Her father is William King; witnesses are R Wartenbey, Ann E Pegg, Ann J Knott, and J Hodgson.
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PHILLIPS May Lydia,   b. 27 Nov 1871, Maryborough, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1957, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1897  Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WOOD William King,   b. 17 Nov 1897, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1916, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [Birth]
     2. WOOD John Alfred (Jock),   b. 17 Feb 1899, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1962, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. WOOD Virgil Valentine (Brusher),   b. 14 Feb 1901, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1976  (Age 75 years)
     4. WOOD James Charles (Jim),   b. 7 Feb 1902, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1973, Gayndah, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. WOOD Perc (Percy) Gerald,   b. 19 Nov 1905, Kalbar, near Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1996, Mackay, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
     6. WOOD Arthur Francis (Artie),   b. 23 Feb 1909, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1953, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
     7. WOOD Vivian Thomas,   b. 23 Feb 1909, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1979, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. WOOD Leslie Archibald,   b. 8 Jan 1911, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1981, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. WOOD Catherine May (Maisie),   b. 27 Mar 1912, Kalbar, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2002, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. WOOD Mabel Annie,   b. 18 Dec 1914, Gavan St, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 2004, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Charles Wood
    John Charles Wood
    This photo was taken in Edinburgh, likely to have been in 1883, the year that John (Jack) emigrated with his uncle and family to Australia.

  • Notes 
    • On his wedding certificate (1897), John lists his age as 29 years old which makes his birth year 1868. However, on his departure from Scotland in 1883, he is listed as being 20 years old which would make him 34 years old at his wedding. He is listed on the 1881 Scottish census as being 18. He may have lied about his age so that he didn't appear to be too much older than the bride. His sister Kate says that his birthday was 01 December, but the Cowley birthday book has it as the 31 December. His own birthday book which came with him from Scotland, also has the date as the 31 December.

      Phoebe Jensen Wood, John's daughter-in-law (she would not have known him so would have to have had it from Uncle Les or her father who knew him, and I think it was the latter) always said that Gibsons of Bingera Mill often sought out help on legal business from John Charles because he had training in law. He was highly respected by the family.

      Dad remembers that his father and uncle William wrote to each other in French. He also remembered that his father had a legal education.

  • Sources 
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