Arthur Holden WOOD

Arthur Holden WOOD

Male 1888 - 1940  (51 years)

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  • Name Arthur Holden WOOD 
    Born 12 Jun 1888  Morley, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  Morley, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  Morley, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Durkar, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Witness 3 Jun 1916  St Mary Magdalene, Outwood, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1939 Register 29 Sep 1939  Thorne, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Feb 1940  Thorne, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried 17 Feb 1940  Thorne, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper Report 22 Feb 1940  Doncaster, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    DONCASTER GAZETTE: WINDOW CLEANER'S MYSTERY FALL TO DEATH. The mystery of how a window cleaner came to fall to his death was not cleared up at the inquest on Saturday on Arthur Holden Wood, of Elmtree-grove Thorne, who was in business on his own account. He fell from his ladder on the previous Saturday and died on Tuesday last in the Doncaster Infirmary. The widow told the Coroner (Mr W H Carlile) that her husband enjoyed perfect health, and was always very cheerful. He was conscious on the day he died but did not tell her how the accident happened. Mrs Ena Dean of Plantation-road, Thorne, said Wood had been in the habit of cleaning her windows for some years. He was normal when he went last Saturday, and made no complaint of being ill. He was cleaning the back bedroom window as witness was walking up the yard from the shed to the house when she heard a crash and found him lying on the ground. He was unconscious in fact, she thought he was dead. The ladder was an extending one and had slipped just a little away from the window, but whether this was before or after she fell she could not say. The yard was quite dry. Medical evidence was given that there were no external injuries. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage, laceration of the brain and fracture of the base of the skull. The Coroner returned a verdict of accidental death. 
    Probate 4 Apr 1940  Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I195  Dunlop Tree
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Father Hiram HOLDEN,   b. 25 Feb 1871, Bradford, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Thorne, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Julia WOOD,   b. 27 Jan 1870, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Pontefract, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hannah FOORD,   b. 22 Aug 1890, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Aug 1913  St James, Chapelthorpe, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    • Details: Arthur Holden Wood, 25, bac, Borer, Durkar, son of Hiram Holden, miner AND Sarah Hannah Foord, 22, sp, Golden Grove, dau of Tom Foord, labourer. Witnesses: Francis William Holden, Tom Foord.
    Children 
     1. James A H WOOD,   b. 1915, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Living
     3. Harry WOOD,   b. 1 Oct 1920, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1989, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Nellie WOOD,   b. 1924, Wakefield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Thorne, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    Last Modified 5 May 2016 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Laurels, Durkar, age 22, coal borer - 2 Apr 1911 - Durkar, Wakefield, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1913 - St James, Chapelthorpe, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1939 Register - 2 Glen Till Grove, Thorne, window cleaner; plus John T Corbett, b 1918, porter guard passenger LNER; plus two closed entries - 29 Sep 1939 - Thorne, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1940 - Thorne, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Feb 1940 - Thorne, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - DONCASTER GAZETTE: WINDOW CLEANER'S MYSTERY FALL TO DEATH. The mystery of how a window cleaner came to fall to his death was not cleared up at the inquest on Saturday on Arthur Holden Wood, of Elmtree-grove Thorne, who was in business on his own account. He fell from his ladder on the previous Saturday and died on Tuesday last in the Doncaster Infirmary. The widow told the Coroner (Mr W H Carlile) that her husband enjoyed perfect health, and was always very cheerful. He was conscious on the day he died but did not tell her how the accident happened. Mrs Ena Dean of Plantation-road, Thorne, said Wood had been in the habit of cleaning her windows for some years. He was normal when he went last Saturday, and made no complaint of being ill. He was cleaning the back bedroom window as witness was walking up the yard from the shed to the house when she heard a crash and found him lying on the ground. He was unconscious in fact, she thought he was dead. The ladder was an extending one and had slipped just a little away from the window, but whether this was before or after she fell she could not say. The yard was quite dry. Medical evidence was given that there were no external injuries. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage, laceration of the brain and fracture of the base of the skull. The Coroner returned a verdict of accidental death. - 22 Feb 1940 - Doncaster, Yorks Link to Google Earth
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  • People
    Arthur Holden Wood
    Arthur Holden Wood
    Hiram Holden & family circa 1910
    Hiram Holden & family circa 1910

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1888, Dewsbury, 9b 558.

    2. [S2] 1939 Register, (www.findmypast.co.uk), RG101/3825D/018/24.

    3. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/3716/77/1.

    4. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/4193/138/28.

    5. [S64] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN27365.

    6. [S39] West Yorkshire, Marriages & Banns, 1813-1935, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    7. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1940, Doncaster, 9c 2052, age 51.

    8. [S85] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    9. [S41] Newspaper, Doncaster Gazette.

    10. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1913, Wakefield, 9c 6.