James Wood

M, #5342, b. 23 January 1895, d. 17 July 1937
James Wood (1895 - 1937)
(Kindly provided by Lesley Ferguson)
     James Wood was born on 23 January 1895 at 259 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of John Wood and Catherine Innes. His family was known by the tee-name of "Woods".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 310 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Catherine Wood, wife; James Wood, son; John Wood, son; Wm Wood, son.3
James Wood was a fisherman and fishcurer.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 310 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Catherine Wood, wife; James Wood, son; John Wood, son; William Wood, son; Helen Wood, daughter; Reuben Wood, son; Violet Jane Wood, daughter; Kathleen Wood, daughter.4,5
On 26 April 1917, James Wood was aboard HM Drifter 'Plantin' BF 453 that struck a mine whilst on war service 3 miles east of Anvil Point, Dorset. He was the only survivor. The rest of the crew, including his father and two brothers, were drowned. Leslie Ferguson reported that James Wood, her maternal grandfather, was the sole survivor of the loss of the Plantin, saying that "He clung onto wreckage for some unbelievable amount of time before being picked up. When asked what had kept him from going under, he replied that it was the thought of his mother with all those bairns."2 He married Johnanna Wood at Imperial Hotel, Stirling Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 12 August 1925.6,7,2,5 James died on 17 July 1937 at 104 Grampian Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 42.8,9,10,11,2,5 His body was interred after 17 July 1937 at Allenvale Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, at Allenvale Cemetery.11,10,2

Children of James Wood and John Anna Wood

Citations

  1. [S7649] James Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Wood, 1895, January Twenty Third 1h 0m P.M. at 259 Portknockie, Seafield, Rathven, Male. Father: John Wood, Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Wood M. S. Innes, married 1893 September 6th in Seafield. Informant: Catherine Wood, Mother. Registered: 1895, February 11th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S7728] Lesley Ferguson, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Lesley Ferguson of Galashiels, Scotland.
  3. [S5597] 1901, Scottish Census, "James Wood, son, male, age 6, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 310 Portknockie."
  4. [S4172] 1911, Scottish Census, "James Wood, son, male, age 16, single, fisherman, born in Banffshire Portknockie, resident at 310 Portknockie."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  6. [S7753] James Wood to Johnanna Wood, Statutory Register of Marriages in the District of St Nicholas in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "Erasure in Col:(2). For Bride's signature, read "Johnanna Wood". 1925, on the Twelfth day of August at Imperial Hotel, Stirling Street, Aberdeen, After Banns, According to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. James Wood, Fish Curer (Bachelor), 30 years, resident at 31 Devanha Gardens, Aberdeen, Father: John Wood, Fisherman (Dec), Mother: Catherine Wood M.S. Innes. Johnanna Wood (Spinster), 21 years, resident at 100 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen, Father: Alexander Wood, Fishcurer (Dec), Mother: Mary (sic) Wood M.S Smith (Dec). John Guthrie, Bachelor of Divinity, Minister of Torry United Free Church, Aberdeen. Reuben Wood, 31 Devanha Gardens, Aberdeen, Witness. Margaret Annabelle Wood, 100 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, Witness. Registered: 1925, August 14th at Aberdeen, Alex Benzie Assistant Registrar. JP."
  7. [S7722] James Wood, Johnanna Wood, Surname: Wood. Forename: James. Spouse Surname: Wood. Spouse Forename: Johnanna. Year: 1925. Ref: 168/1 496. Registration District Name: St Nicholas.
  8. [S7754] James Wood, Register of Deaths in the Southern District of Aberdeen in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "James Wood, Fish Curer (Married to Johnanna Wood), died 1937, July Seventeenth 5h 30m A.M. at 104 Grampian Road, Aberdeen, Male, 42 years. Father: John Wood, Fisherman (deceased), Mother: Catherine Wood M.S. Innes. Cause of death: Endocarditis (Streptococcus Viridans) 5 Months, Cerebral Embolism followed by Aphasia 3½ Months, Secondary Amaemia 4 Days, Cerebral Thrombosis ½ Day, As Cert. by Roland Sinclair M.B. Ch.B. Informant: Reuben Wood, Brother, 24 Grampian Place, Aberdeen. Registered: 1937, July 20th at Aberdeen, Albert Smith, Asst. Registrar."
  9. [S7720] James Wood, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Deaths, Registration District of Aberdeen Southern District, Surname: Wood. Forename: James. Age at death: 42. Year: 1937. Ref: 168/2 535. Registration District Name: Aberdeen Southern District.
  10. [S7719] James Wood, Gravestone inscription data, "NM200345, James Wood, c. 1895 to 17 JUL 1937. Date of Birth : c. 1895. Headstone Ref : H217. Date of Death : 17 JUL 1937."
  11. [S7755] James Wood and Johnanna Wood, Monumental inscription, "In sacred memory of my husband JAMES WOOD fish merchant who passed away on 17th July 1937 aged 42 years
    Also his dear wife JOHNANNA WOOD who passed away on 13th April 1985."