John Wood

M, #3779, b. 14 February 1873, d. 15 November 1895
     John Wood "Reid" was born on 14 February 1873 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Wood and Anne Taylor. His family was known by the tee-name of "Reid".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at 44 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Ann Wood, wife; James Wood, son; Andrew Wood, son; John Wood, son; Anne Wood, daughter; Alex Wood, son.2
John Wood was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at New Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood "Reid", head; Annie Wood, wife; James Wood "Reid", son; Andrew Wood "Reid", son; John Wood "Reid", son; Alexander Wood "Reid", son; William Wood "Reid", son.3
He married Helen Pirie at Seafield Church, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 20 September 1895.4,5 John died on 15 November 1895 at sea, off Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 22. He perished with his two brothers, Alexander and Andrew, 4 miles off the coast Portknockie from the fishing boat 'Polly' BF1864.6 He was buried after 15 November 1895 at Cullen Cemetery, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.6

Citations

  1. [S3016] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Wood, male. Birth: 14 FEB 1873 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Wood. Mother: Ann Taylor."
  2. [S5505] 1881, Scottish Census, "John Wood, son, male, age 7, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 44 Portknockie."
  3. [S5506] 1891, Scottish Census, "John Wood "Reid", son, unmarried, male, age 18, born in Banffshire, fisherman, resident at New Street, Portknockie."
  4. [S3012] John Wood to Helen Pirie, Marriage entry, "1895 on the Twentieth day of September at Seafield Church. After Banns, According to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. John Wood, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Wood "Reid" Fisherman and Ann Wood M.S. Taylor. Helen Pirie, Domestic Servant (Spinster), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents Alexander Pirie Fisherman and Helen Pirie M.S. Mair (Deceased). James McIntyre Minister of Seafield. Andrew Wood Witness. Alexander Falconer Witness. Registered 1895 September 21st at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre Registrar."
  5. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  6. [S3020] John Wood "Reid", Gravestone inscription data, "NM200463, John "Reid" Wood, c. 1873 to 15 NOV 1895. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1873. Spouse's Name : Ann Taylor. Headstone Ref : C(N)299. Date of Death : 15 NOV 1895. Place of Death : At sea off Portknockie."