John Wood

M, #1278, b. 27 March 1871, d. 17 January 1905
     John Wood was born on 27 March 1871 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 His family was known by the tee-name of "King". He was the son of Alexander Wood and Jane Gardiner.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at 208 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Alexander Wood, head; Jane Wood, wife; Margaret A Wood, daughter; George Wood, son; John Wood, son; Margret Wood, mother; David Wood, brother; Jane Pirie, mother-in-law.4

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 249 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jane Gardiner Wood (sic), wife; Margt A Wood "King", daughter; George Wood "King", son; John Wood "King", son; Cath Wood "King", daughter; Jane Wood "King", daughter; Ann Wood "King", daughter.5
John Wood was a fisherman. He served in the crew of the Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jane Wood "King", head; John Wood "King", son; Catherine Wood "King", daughter; Ann Gardiner (sic), daughter; Alex Mair "Shavie", visitor.6
He married Helen Mair at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 28 November 1895.7,2,3 John died on 17 January 1905 at Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland, at age 33. He perished with the Portknockie Zulu fishing boat 'Evangeline' BF 1952 that was wrecked off Stronsay during a great storm. The entire crew were lost. See the article The Loss of the 'Evangeline' in 1905.8,2,3 He was buried on 21 January 1905 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.8,2

Children of John Wood and Helen Mair

Citations

  1. [S900] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Wood, male. Birth: 27 MAR 1871 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Wood. Mother: Jane Gardiner."
  2. [S4341] John Wood "King", Gravestone inscription data, "NM170316, John "King" Wood, 27 MAR 1871 to 17 JAN 1905. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : 27 MAR 1871. Spouse's Name : Helen Mair. Date of Marriage : 28 NOV 1895. Place of Marriage : Seafield Church Portknockie. Headstone Ref : H222. Date of Death : 17 JAN 1905. Place of Death : At sea off Orkney."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S5755] 1871, Scottish Census, "John Wood, son, male, age 0, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 208 Portknockie."
  5. [S5292] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Wood "King", son, unmarried, male, age 9, born in Rathven, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 249 Portknockie."
  6. [S5291] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Wood "King", son, unmarried, male, age 20, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident in Church Street, Portknockie."
  7. [S1031] Jane Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Jane Wood, 1897, September Eleventh 7h 30m P.M. at 249 Portknockie, Seafield, (Rathven), Female. Father: John Wood, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Wood M. S. Mair, married 1895 November 28th in Seafield. Informant: Helen Wood, mother. Registered: 1897, September 27th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  8. [S4338] John Wood "King" and Helen Mair, Monumental inscription, "In loving memory of JOHN WOOD, "KING", lost at sea 17th. January 1905. His wife HELEN MAIR died at Toronto 22nd. May 1941. Also their son GEORGE who was lost Sept. 1908."