George Wood

M, #1894, b. 30 July 1895, d. 21 May 1965
     George Wood was born on 30 July 1895 at 5 North Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of David Wood and Jane Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "King".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 303 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Janie Wood "King" (sic), wife; Hellen Jane Mair, daughter; Catherine Wood "King", daughter; George Wood "King", son.4
George Wood was a line fisherman. He married Isabella Ritchie at 256 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 3 August 1923.5,3 He was the informant for, and present at, Jane Wood's death at 73 Cranford Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 9 April 1945.6,7,2 George died on 21 May 1965 at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 69.8,3 He was buried on 25 May 1965 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.8,3

Child of George Wood and Isabella Ritchie


  1. [S2329] George Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Par. of Birth Peterhead No. 357. George Wood, 1895, July Thirtieth 8h 0m P.M. at 5 North Street, Peterhead, Male. Father: David Wood, Fisherman (Domicil Portknockie). Mother: Jane Wood M. S. Mair, married 1891, September 21st in Portknockie. Informant: David Wood, Father. Registered: 1895, August 19th at Peterhead, Alex. Robertson, Registrar. 21st August Transcribed at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S5279] 1901, Scottish Census, "George Wood "King", son, male, age 5, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 303 Portknockie."
  5. [S4013] George Wood to Isabella Ritchie, Marriage entry, "1923 on the Third day of August at 256 Union Street, Aberdeen. By Declaration, In presence of William Wood, 239 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen; and Agnes Rennie, 256 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen. George Wood, Line Fisherman (Bachelor), age 28, usual residence 239 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen, parents David Wood, Herring Fisherman (deceased) and Jane Wood M.S. Mair. Isabella Ritchie, (Spinster), age 25, usual residence 256 Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen, parents Thomas Ritchie, Line Fisherman (deceased) and Isabella Ritchie M.S. Craig (deceased). Warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff, dated August 3rd 1923. Registered 1923, August 4th at Aberdeen, W.M. Hall Registrar."
  6. [S1472] Jane Wood née Mair, Register of Deaths in the Southern District of Aberdeen in the Burgh of Aberdeen, "Jane Wood, (Widow of David Wood, Herring Fisherman), died 1945, April Ninth 4h 0m A.M. at 73 Cranford Road, Aberdeen, Female, 87 years. Father: David Mair, Herring Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Helen Mair M.S. Donaldson (Deceased). Cause of death: Arteriosclerosis 1 year 6 months, Cerebral Haemorrhage 14 days, as cert. by John A. Milne MB. ChB. Informant: George Wood, Son, 12 Raeden Park Road, Aberdeen (Present). Registered: 1945, April 9th at Aberdeen, Wm Hustwick, Registrar."
  7. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England."
  8. [S4947] George Wood, Register of Deaths in the Province of British Columbia, "Province of British Columbia, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance, Division of Vital Statistics, Registration of Death,
    1. Place of Death: Vancouver B.C., Vancouver General Hospital
    2. Length of Stay: In Municipality where death occurred 7 weeks, In Province 9 Years, In Canada (if immigrant) 9 Years
    3. Full Name of Deceased: Wood, George
    4. Permanent Residence of Deceased: Richmond B.C., Eckersley Street, No. 657
    5. Sex: Male, 6. Citizenship: Canadian, 7. Racial Origin: White, 8. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Married, 9. Birthplace: Scotland
    10. Date of Birth: July 30th 1896 (sic), 11. Age last birthday: 68 years
    12. (a) Trade, profession or kind of work: Retired fisherman
    13. Date deceased last worked at this occupation: 1944, 14. Total years spent in this occupation: 38 years
    15. Name of husband or maiden name of wife of deceased: Isabella Ritchie
    16. Name of father: Wood, David, 17. Maiden name of mother: Mair, Jean
    18. Birthplace - Father: Scotland, Mother: Scotland
    19. I certify the foregoing to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. Given under my hand at Vancouver B.C., this 21st day of May 1965. Signature of informant: David Wood, Relationship to deceased: Son, Address of informant: 4835 Chatham Street, Vancouver B.C.
    20. Burial, Cremation or Removal: Burial, Date: May 25th 1965, Place of Burial or Cremation: Burnaby, Name of Cemetery: Forest Lawn
    21. Undertaker Name: Mt Pleasant Chapel Ltd. Address: Vancouver B.C.
    Medical Certificate of Death
    22. Date of Death: May 21 1965
    23. I hereby certify that I attended deceased from October 1961 to May 1965, and last saw him alive on May 20th 1965
    Cause of Death - Disease or condition directly leading to death: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Approximate interval between onset and death: 1 year, 24. n/a
    25. (a) Was there a recent surgical operation? Yes, (b) Date of operation: 1965, (c) State findings of operation: Carcinoma of bowel + perforation, (d) Was there an autopsy? No, 26. n/a
    27. Signed by: D M Bolton, Designation: M.D. Address: 5798 Victoria Drive, Date: May 23rd 1965
    28. Print name of Doctor: D. M. Bolton, 29. Notations: none
    30. I hereby certify that the above return was made to me at Vancouver, B.C., May 28 1965, District Registration No. 2319, Signature of District Registrar."