FRED T. WOOD
The Fred T. Wood Co., of which Fred T. Wood is president, has achieved a notable record in the development of Oakland's
suburban districts and is generally recognized as one of the leading and efficient real estate firms in Alameda
county. Mr. Wood was born at Woodland, Yolo county, California, on the 11th of December, 1883, and is a son of
Daniel E. and Wylmoth E. (Goode) Wood, the latter now residing in Oakland, at the age of eighty years. The father,
who was an accomplished violinist, was born and reared in London, England, whence he emigrated to the United States,
making the long voyage around Cape Horn to San Francisco, and spent, the remaining years of his life in this state,
his death occurring in Los Angeles about thirty six years ago.
Fred T. Wood spent his boyhood at Grass Valley, Nevada county, and secured his education in the public schools
of that locality. Later he moved to Healdsburg, Sonoma county, where he attended the Adventist College. He supplemented
his classical education by a commercial course in the Santa Rosa Business College and in 1904 came to Oakland and
engaged in the real estate business. Two years later he organized the Mutual Realty Company, but subsequently sold
his interests to his partner, J. A. Pizzotti, and in 1917 he formed the Fred T. Wood Company. This concern has
enjoyed remarkable success in the handling of subdivisions and among the more important tracts which it has sold
off are Lakewood Park, Piedmont Highlands, Claremont Woodlands, Miller Gardens, Edgemont, Fernwood and Fernside,
and now has in project the San Leandro tracts of three hundred acres. Mr. Wood is a man of great energy and his
tireless efforts and progressive methods have enabled him to accomplish remarkable results in his special line,
whereby he has in very large measure contributed to the progress and development of Oakland and Alameda county.
In 1906 Mr. Wood was united in marriage to Miss Lilla Pearl Burke, who is a native of this state, and they are
the parents of a daughter, Ruth P. Wood. Mr. Wood is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Mason, in which
he has received the thirty second degree of the Scottish Rite; the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks and the Kiwanis Club. He also belongs to the Oakland Real Estate Board, of which he is
a director, is a director of the State Real Estate Association and a member of the executive committee of the Home
Builders. He has shown a live interest in the prosperity of his community and in all of his affairs has been actuated
by the highest principles, so that he has well earned the high place which he holds in the estimation of those
who know him and are familiar with his work. Agreeable and courteous in manner, he has a host of warm and loyal
friends throughout the community in which he lives.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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