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Wood, James Franklin – Obituary

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James F. Wood passed away at Wallowa, Tuesday, May 03, 1938. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois, August 25, 1881, a son of George and Nancy (Bunney) Wood. Most of his younger days were spent in Nebraska.

He was married to Clara Lureene Womack January 14, 1919 at Pendleton and Marjorie Ellen, Sarah La Vonne and Leland James were born to them. The family resided in Princeton, Idaho a short time, coming to Wallowa County the last time six years ago, and this has been his home since. His health had been very poor for several years, but he was able to get around until the last three or four months. He has been confined to his home where he was a patient sufferer.

He was a faithful member and attendant of the Nazarene church for many years. He was tenderly cared for by his wife and mother and father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Mack) and Emily Gastin at whose home he spent his last weeks of life.

He is survived by his wife and three children, four sisters, Mrs. Emma Bunny and Nora wood, of Norcator, Kansas, Mrs. R. C. Lord, and Mrs. Elsie Gillbank, of San Francisco, California, and four brothers, Joe Wood and Leonard Wood, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Charles Wood, of Tensed, Idaho, and William Wood, of Princeton, Idaho, also C. L. Smith, of Princeton, Idaho. His step-father, Charles and William Wood and C. L. Smith were here this week when he died.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Stuart at the Wallowa First Christian Church, Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Note: June 04, 2003.

Used with permission from the Enterprise Record Chieftain, May 05, 1938, Page 4

Transcribed by: Sue Wells, Elgin, Oregon


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