Lucy Wood
(1825-1900)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rev. Almon Healy

Lucy Wood 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 2 Jul 1825, Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada
  • Marriage (1): Rev. Almon Healy on 30 Jan 1843 in Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada 1
  • Died: 15 Jan 1900, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 74
  • Buried: Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States

  Research Notes:


From the "City History" of Drayton, North Dakota (http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx):
In late March 1878 a group of individuals met in Drayton, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of planning their migration to the newly explored lands of the province of Manitoba. The decision was made to leave Drayton on April 10. The original party consisted of J. Walter Fawcett, his wife and child, Ezra Healy, his wife and child, Albert Wallace, Wesley Patmore, James Healy, Harry Wallace, and George W. Healy. This small group was joined enroute by Alexancer McCrea, and they traveled by rail to a point 12 miles east of Grand Forks, ND. They had their baggage shipped to Fisher's Landing (then the northermost end of the railway), from which they traveled on foot and wagon through the Red River Valley to Pembina, ND. Impressed with the area, they decided to stay, and A. W. McCrea, as eldest man in the company was given the right to choose the spot for a new settlement. He chose the present location of Drayton, which was eventurally named for the settlers' Canadian hometown.
Within weeks of the first settlers' arrival, at least three cabins had been erected, and prairie was broken to begin farming on each of the claims selected by members of the little colony. The population was augmented by the arrival of other individuals attracted by letters from their settler friends, including Henry Healy, Frank Wallace, Rev. Almon Healy and his wife, A. W. McCrea's family, William Mills, Frank Healy, Robert Tweedlie, Nathan Upham, James Bellamy, T. U. Henry,l Ambrose Smith, Joseph Smith and his son D. K. Smith, R. B. Richardson, Isaac Mussel, and Charles, Frank, and Richard Edwards and their mother. 6

  Noted events in her life were:

Census: U.S, 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. Wife of Almon Healy, age 55, occupation "Keeping house," born in Canada.


Lucy married Rev. Almon Healy, son of Ezra Healey and Sally Stewart, on 30 Jan 1843 in Augusta Twp, Grenville (Leeds and Grenville), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada.1 (Rev. Almon Healy was born on 15 Mar 1821 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, died on 13 Jan 1900 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 7 and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States 8.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch Ancestral File (www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MJTS-H4B : accessed 2016-11-10), entry for Almond Healey.

2 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCVW-L2Y : accessed 06 Jul 2014), Lucy Healy in household of Almon Healy, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory, United States; citing sheet 76C, NARA microfi.

3 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMFY-CLT : accessed 07 Jul 2014), Almone Healy in entry for Ezra Anthony Healy and Mary Priscilla Edmunds, 15 Jul 1872; citing registration , Maryborough, Wellingto.

4 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 44538405.

5 Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/lucy-wood_46816710.

6 Drayton, North Dakota - City History (http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx).

7 "GONE TO HIS REWARD DEATH OF REV. ALMON HEALY OF LONG BEACH," Los Angeles Herald, 14 JAN 1900, online archives; (California Digital Newspaper Collection, http://cdnc.ucr.edu)

8 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 44538436.


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