Biography of Dr. G. H. Wood
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Wood, G. H., M. D., was born in Ohio, Herkimer county, N. Y., December 10, 1854, son of Rev. Benj. F. Wood, a Methodist minister of Martinsburg. His wife was Asenath Barnes, who died in 1865. They had four children. The grandfather of our subject, Wheelock Wood, was born in Massachusetts, and went to Ohio, Herkimer county, N. Y., where the father of our subject was born. Benjamin F. Wood, father of the subject, was educated at Fairfield Seminary. He has been presiding elder of Watertown and Adams district for ten years. Dr. Wood was educated at Fairfield Seminary, from which he was graduated in 1874, when he followed teaching for some years. He studied medicine at Sauquoit, Oneida county, and was graduated from Long Island Medical College in 1877, and has since practiced his profession in Antwerp, where he has been very successful. He is a member of Jefferson County Medical Society, and was its president in 1896, and is also delegate to the State Medical Society at the present time. He is a Republican in politics, and has been supervisor of his town for eight years, was also coroner of the county at one time. In 1876 he married Mary F. Tamblin, of Black River, N. Y., daughter of Jackson Tamblin, a prominent man of the town of Rutland, N. Y., who was justice of the peace for many years and justice of sessions. To Mr. and Mrs. Wood have been horn three daughters: Ethel May, deceased; Lillian A., and Isabel T. Mr. Wood is a member of Antwerp Lodge No. 226, F. & A. M., Theresa Chapter No. 149. and Watertown Commandery and Media Temple, and was master of the lodge at Antwerp for five years. Dr. Wood has been trustee of Ives Seminary for a number of years. He and his wife are members of the Methodist church, as is also the oldest daughter.

 

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