(B13/6/1860) John Charles Wood & Eliza Annie Tadd (B1861)
Clarissa
Nina
Wood
&
Leonard
Tredwin
Stanley
Wood
Cyril
Wood
&
Grace
Olive
Wood
(later Rouse)
Violet
Wood
&
Tom Nash
Winifred
Wood
(later Turner)
Rita
Wood
(later Kelland)
Edna
Wood
(later Orchard)

John Charles Wood

Born in Bath, Somerset on the 13th June 1860 at his parents home at 23 Lower James Street Bath and went on to become a Carver. In November 1880 while living at 2 Taylor Cottages he married Eliza Annie Tadd aged 19 of 11 Dover Terrace. Witnesses at the wedding were Edward James Long and Emma Long of Tula Cottages Monckton, he was a wood turner. Eliza was the daughter of Henry and Ann Tadd, he was a Timber Merchant aged 77 and she a Marine Store Dealer aged 71. In 1881 lived with their son William (Masons Labour) aged 21 and his wife Lucy aged 20 at 16 Lucklom Bdgs, Walcot, Somerset. Also living there was Lucy's father James Elly aged 58 a retired Genral Labour, Henry Eyles brother-in-law scholar aged 6, William Eyles brother-in-law Masons Labour aged 29 and sister-in-law Emma Eyles a Laundress aged 26. By the end of the 19th century John Charles Wood had set up a picture framing business in St Augustine Parade, Bristol with his wife Eliza. They now had eight children Violetta born 1887, Stanley born 1888, Olive born1890, Winifred born 1893, Clarrisa Nina born1894, Edna born 1897, Claude C born1898 and Rita K born 1899. John Charles Wood was now 40 yrs old and had suffered for many year's from illness perhaps a brain tumor. Sadly on the 4th August 1900 he comitted suicide and the local paper reported :-

The Bristol Times and Mirror

Monday, August 6, 1900

SUICIDE IN ST. AUGUSTINE'S.

An inquire was held Saturday afternoon by the Bristol coroner (Mr. H. G. Doggett) relative to the death of John Charles Wood, aged 40 years, a picture frame maker of 28, St. Augustine's Parade. Evidence of identification was given by his wife, who said that her husband had been in ill - health for many years, and last Christmas had, by the doctor's advice, been confined to an institution and had been since his return much better in health. During the past week he had been quieter than usual, and on Saturday he complained of his head and went to the bathroom, witness though to have a bath, but on going into the dining room later she found him there with a wound in his head. P.C.Lewis, 28C, said that on Saturday morning he was called to St. Augustine's Parade, and he found the deceased suffering from a head injury and there was a revolver by his side. He was taken to the Infirmary. Dr Harold Fredk. Mole, house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary, said that the deceased died about two hours after admittance from the affects of the injury. The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst of unsound mind."

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