John Rider Wood 1864 - ? 1904/1905

John Rider Wood was born in 1864 to Ottiwell and Louise (nee' Hayes) Wood in Everton.

When he is 5 years old, his father dies suddenly, leaving his mother Louise to cope on her own.

1871 census: He is living at ? 146 Hamilton Road, Everton, Lancashire with his mother and his Aunt Emily (Hayes).

1881 census: Recorded as Ryder WOOD - Unmarried Age 17. His occupation is recorded as an Annuitant, boarding at 5 Everton Road, Everton, Lancashire, England with his mother.

At the age of 21 he is working as an Actor and living at 13 Banks ? Street, Everton, and marries Margaret Ann Kaye in June 1885.

1891 census: John Rider is with his wife, Margaret and sons: John Rider born in Lambeth, London, and Ottiwell (born in Rhyl, North Wales) in Everton.

They have more children born in Liverpool later: Beatrice May in 1892, (sadly she died in 1901), Harold in 1895, Dorothy in 1898, and Carlton Hutton Wood born at home in 123 Rosslyn Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool in 1899.

By the 1901 Census he is aged 36/ 37 years and not living with his wife! He is living with his mother! His occupation is recorded at this time as a "Drawing Room Entertainer."

Since then, I do not know what happened to him. nor do I have a record of his date of death.

2008 Update:

I was contacted via Genes Reunited on 7 June 2008 and I now know what happened, thanks to William Wood, my (half) 1st cousin, one time removed! Learn more ....

December 2009 update:

While researching for information on John Rider's grandmother, Jane Strickland, I came across a census record which shows that John Rider Wood also had a sister - Louisa Beatrice Wood, born in 1866.