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WOOD, Dr. William OBE

Male 1922 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name WOOD, William 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Suffix OBE 
    Born 5 Dec 1922  Chester-le-Street Registration District, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1112 
    _UID A5603A853065495E8C9120C417096824ADF2 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1112  Edgoose
    Last Modified 17 May 2017 

    Father WOOD, William,   b. 1882, Painshaw [Penshaw], County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1939, Newbottle, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 10 Sep 1881, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1957, Newbottle, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1910  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Edgoose ElizabethEdgoose 310  284.jpg
    Edgoose ElizabethEdgoose 310 284.jpg
    Elizabeth Edgoose (1881-1957) married William Wood (1882-1939) at Sunderland, County Durham, in 1910. She was buried in Newbottle Churchyard, County Durham. Her death was registered under the name Elizabeth M. WOOD. Does the M stand for Martha, her mother's Christian name?
    The younger of their two sons, also named William, was awarded the OBE for services to medicine because of his work on the Salk polio vaccine in Canada.

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM WOOD 1922-

      The birth of William WOOD was registered in 1922.
      (GRO December Q 1922 [EDGOOSE] Chester-le-Street 10a 971)

      From the 1939 Register of 2 Voltage Terrace, Hetton U.D., Durham:
      Elizabeth WOOD, born 10 February 1881, unpaid domestic duties, widowed;
      Thomas WOOD, born 27 May 1911, electrical technical assistant, single;
      *William WOOD, born 5 December 1922, at school, single.
      (RG101/2788H/017/28 FFTJ)

      William Wood was a doctor and received an OBE for services to medicine, notably his work with the Salk polio vaccine in Canada.


      (revised 17.05.2017)