Alta Florence Wood

F, #5280, b. 3 May 1908, d. 9 September 1982
FatherHarry Wood1 b. 20 May 1874, d. 22 Jun 1950
MotherMaud Hattie Lawrence1 b. 15 Nov 1870, d. 13 Mar 1963

Family 1

Walter Francis Cardinal b. 20 Jun 1906, d. 5 Nov 1956
Children
  • Russell Walter Cardinal23 b. 17 Feb 1928, d. 14 Dec 1977
  • Muriel Alta Cardinal b. 14 Aug 1929, d. 23 Nov 2013
  • Arthur Edward Cardinal b. 15 Feb 1931, d. 2 Nov 1992
  • George Francis Cardinal b. 22 Feb 1938, d. 20 Sep 2016

Family 2

David Standel b. 17 Feb 1909, d. 11 Dec 1972
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Alta (Wood) Cardinal, So. Hanover, Mass, Spring 1928
     Alta Florence Wood was born on 3 May 1908 at New England Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.2,3 She was listed as a child when Harry Wood petitioned the court to become a naturalized citizen on 12 December 1923.4 Alta Florence Wood married Walter Francis Cardinal on 29 July 1927 at Roxbury, Massachusetts. She was 19. He was 21; the ceremony was performed by W.J. Casey.5,6 Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal were photographed with Russell Walter Cardinal at Hanover, Massachusetts, in the Spring of 1928. When Alta Florence Wood applied for her Social Security Number on 15 October 1942, Alta was employed by Hathaway Bakeries at 75 North Beacon Street, Allston, Massachusetts.1
     Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal were the guests of honor at their 25th Wedding Anniversary Party held 29 July 1952.7 Alta Florence Wood became a widow at age 48 upon the death of her husband Walter Francis Cardinal on 5 November 1956 at Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts.8,9 Alta Florence Wood married David Standel after 1960. Alta Florence Wood died on 9 September 1982 at Winter Park, Florida, at age 74.9,10 She was buried on 14 September 1982 in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton, Massachusetts🌏.9,11 Walter Cardinal, Alta (Wood) Cardinal, their son Arthur, and Alta's mother Maud (Lawrence) Wood share a headstone in Evergreen Cemetery.12
     From Muriel (Cardinal) Johnston:
     When we lived at Delano Park we used to ride out to the farm in Burlington on hot summer evenings. Dad [Walter Cardinal] had a Hudson. Harry's farm was at Wood's Corner; he had a small store and great ice cream. Ethel (2nd wife) was nice to us. Harry had disowned my mother when she had married "that Catholic gangster from Boston", but by then he had somewhat relented. I remember before he returned to Nova Scotia, he and Ethel came to visit us at Ridgemont Street (I was either a Jr or Sr at Brighton High School, so it was '45 or '46). He went out to the kitchen where mom [Alta Wood] was and he said "Alta, you got the best of the bunch", referring to Walter.13

     From Mary Cardinal: "Alta was going to nursing school at Massachusetts General Hospital when she met Walter while skating at the Boston Public Garden."14 In the Boston City Directory for 1958, 1959 and 1960, Alta was living at 34 Ridgemont Street.

As far as I can tell, Alta lived at the following addresses in Florida. I do not know the sequence. On the SSDI, she was living in Deltona when she died.

6450 MacKenzie St, Orlando, FL 32807
1475 Layton Ave, Deltona, FL 32725.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1908
1910
Census
1910
1920
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1920
1930
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1930
1940
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1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1982

Census, Residence

Census1910Alta Florence Wood appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Harry Wood and Maud Hattie Lawrence at 261 Broadway, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.15
Census1920Alta Florence Wood appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Harry Wood and Maud Hattie Lawrence at Lexington Street, Burlington, Massachusetts.16
Residence1927Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal lived at 815 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts, on 1 August 1927.17
Census1930Walter Francis Cardinal and Alta Florence Wood appeared on the census of 1930 at 16 Ottawa Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, with Russell Walter Cardinal and Muriel Alta Cardinal.18
Residence1936Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal lived at 225 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts, on 17 June 1936.19
Residence1937Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal lived at 11 Delano Park, Roslindale, Massachusetts, on 12 February 1937.17,20
Census1940Walter Francis Cardinal and Alta Florence Wood appeared on the census of 1940 at 9 Farrington Ave, Brighton, Massachusetts, with Russell Walter Cardinal, Muriel Alta Cardinal, Arthur Edward Cardinal, Alan Lawrence Cardinal, George Francis Cardinal, Norma Grace Cardinal, William R. Cardinal and Maud Hattie Lawrence.21
Residence1942Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal lived at 34 Ridgemont Street, Allston, Massachusetts, on 15 October 1942.17,1
Residence1951Alta Florence Wood and Walter Francis Cardinal lived at 34 Ridgemont Ave, Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1951 with William R. Cardinal.22
Last Edited13 Jul 2019

Citations

  1. [S342] Alta Florence (Wood) Cardinal, Social Security Account Number Application.
  2. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Wood, Alta Florence; Arlington Birth Register; Year: 1908; Volume: 575; Page: 318.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Wood, Alta Florence; Boston Birth Register; Year: 1908; Volume: 577; Page: 116.
  4. [S927] Ancestry.com, "Massachusetts, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950", Harry Wood; Petition; 12 December 1923.
  5. [S192] Muriel (Cardinal) Johnston, "Muriel Johnston's Family Group Sheet."
  6. [S380] Walter F. Cardinal and Alta Wood, Suffolk County Marriage Book 2:108 (1921).
  7. [S171] John Cardinal, "Research Notes", the date was provided via captions written by Russell W. Cardinal, Sr., on photographs taken at the event.
  8. [S382] Walter Cardinal, Death Certificate 96:555 (1936).
  9. [S175] George Francis Cardinal, "George Cardinal's Family Group Sheets", Undocumented. George Cardinal was a witness to the birth and marriage events involving his children.
  10. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Alta Standel; Birth: 3 May 1908; Death: September 1982; Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  11. [S9] Events witnessed by John Cardinal.
  12. [S368] Interview, Mary Margaret (Cloherty) Cardinal, April 8, 2000.
  13. [S246] Letter, Muriel Alta (Cardinal) Johnston to John Cardinal, February 26, 1999.
  14. [S217] Interview, Mary Margaret (Cloherty) Cardinal, March 4, 1999.
  15. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_594; Page: 14B; ED: 729; Image: 735.
  16. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Burlington; Roll: T625_706; Image: 919; ED: 22; Sheet: 6A.
  17. [S180] Caroline (Emde) O'Conner, "Descendants of Peter Freiburger."
  18. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston; Roll: T626_950; Image: 891; ED: 367; Sheet: 2B.
  19. [S381] George Herbert Cardinal, Death Certificate 16:282:5681 (1936).
  20. [S378] Louis Cardinal, Suffolk County Probate No. 278568, which includes the addresses of his sons Louis, William, and Walter.
  21. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; ED: 15-718; Page: 18A.
  22. [S667] Ancestry.com, "U.S. City Directories", Polk's 1951 Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, p. 280.
  23. [S342] Russell Walter Cardinal, Social Security Account Number Application.