Biography of W. W. Wood

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W. W. Wood, an enterprising and progressive agriculturist of northeastern Oklahoma, owns a farm of one hundred acres situated six and a half miles southeast of Delaware, in Nowata county, where he has made his home for the past twenty-eight years. His birth occurred in southern Texas on the 2d of February, 1882, his parents being Edward and Senna (Dickson) Wood, both of whom were natives of Missouri. In 1894 the family home was established in Nowata County, Indian Territory, and here the father spent his remaining days. The mother is still living at the age of seventy-two years and makes her home with her son, W. W. She is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community, having won many friends during the period of her residence here. Her family numbered nine children, six sons and three daughters, as follows: W. W., of this review; William, Lee, Danna, Nay and Denk, all living in Oklahoma; Mrs. Dora Nickell of Nowata county; Mrs. Lolo White of Nowata; and Mettie, who is deceased. The last named was the first wife of W. E. Barr of Nowata.

W. W. Wood was a youth of twelve years when he came with his parents to the Indian Territory, the family home being established on a farm six and a half miles southeast of Delaware, in Nowata county, where he has since resided. He now owns one hundred acres of land, one-half of the tract being under cultivation. He early became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops, and the work of the fields has always claimed his attention. He is now successfully engaged in the raising of beef stock and in the cultivation of wheat, oats and corn, annually gathering good harvests as a reward for the care and labor which he bestows on his land. All of the improvements on the property, including an attractive residence and substantial outbuildings, stand as monuments to his thrift and industry and he is well entitled to recognition among the representative and prosperous farmers of Nowata county.

On December 23, 1906, Mr. Wood was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Jane Ball, a representative of one of the old pioneer families of this county. She passed away January 30, 1918, leaving five children: Edward, Mabel Florence, Clifton, Senna Marie and Lucy May. Mr. Wood is widely and favorably known throughout Nowata County and this section of the state as a man of genuine personal worth and as a citizen whose aid and influence are ever found on the side of progress and improvement.

MLA Source Citation:

Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Jan 17th, 2012

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