Biography of O. Monroe 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, O. Monroe, was born in Ellisburgh, N. Y., October 8, 1846, a son of Stephen and Britam (Smith) Wood, natives of Ellisburgh. Stephen Wood was a son of James Wood, one of the early settlers of the town; he was first a Whig and later a Republican; he and wife attended the Cangregational church in Ellisburgh, and he is now living with his son, James Wood. G. Monroe Wood was educated in the common schools and followed farming until seventeen years of age, when he went as a sailor on the lake for four years. Returning home he bought the Lake View House, where he keeps a very pleasant summer boarding house, there being splendid fishing and hunting grounds there. Mr. Wood was married in 1867 to Alma Farman of Ellisburgh, and they had two children: Addie E. and Flora (deceased). Addie married Henry W. Wheeler of Ellisburgh. Mr. Wood is a Republican and was deputy collector of customs for four years, and was mail and document clerk in the wrapping department of the Assembly in 1897 and is now one of the assessors of the town. He is a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 637, F. & A. M.

 

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