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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


E. W. WOOD, farmer, Oak Forest, Penn., is among the representative farmers and wool dealers of Greene County.  He was born in Franklin Township, October 28, 1837.  His parents were John D. and Nancy (Crichfield) Wood, also natives of this county, where they were married and remained until their death.  Mr. Wood departed this life September 26, 1876, and his wife October 12, 1849.  They had a family of seven children, of whom five are living.  E. W. Wood was untied in marriage, October 17, 1867, with Mary J. Patterson, who was born in Whiteley Township, this county, September 11, 1844.  She was a daughter of William and Rhoda Patterson, also natives of Greene County, and residents therein through life.  To Mr. and Mrs. Wood were born five children, of whom four are living, viz: C. Endsley, Norman, Edward, Mary, and Charles B. (deceased).  Mr. Wood is a tanner by trade, in which he engaged until twenty-five years of age.  He then enlisted in Company K, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served his country three years.  He is a member of McCullough Post, No. 367, G. A. R.  When the war was over he engaged in the wool and stock business, and also farmed extensively.  He is the owner of 160 acres of land where he and family live.  Mr. Wood is a member of the M. E. Church, of which his deceased wife was also a devoted member.  She departed this life January 30, 1881, and by her death the family was bereft of a kind and affectionate wife and mother.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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