Biography of M. C. Wood
Madison County, NY Biographies





Wood, M. C., justice of the peace and miller in the town of New Woodstoek, was born in the town of De Ruyter. October 30, 1841, a son of Lewis and Esther A. (Merrill) Wood. His father, who died in 1881, in the seventy second year of his age, was a native and life long resident of De Ruyter, and a prominent farmer of the town. The family were early settlers in this vicinity, coming from Springfield, Mass. M. C. Wood was educated in the common schools and in early life worked on his father's farm. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Co. A. 157th N. Y. Volunteers, and served three years. On obtaining his discharge he returned to De Ruyter and engaged in farming until 1871, when he came to New Woodstock, and entered into partnership with James J. Randall, who conducted the New Woodstock mill. Their association continued under the firm name of Randall & Wood until the former's death, when Mr. Wood succeeded to the business and conducted it alone until the admission of his son, Charles M. Wood, forming the present firm of M. C. Wood & Son. In 1896 the old mill burned and although it was at once rebuilt they have not since been engaged in manufacturing, but deal quite extensively in flour, feed, salt, shingles, and poultry supplies. Mr. Wood has been a staunch Republican and has served as justice of the peace and member of the town board for several years. He is a Chapter Mason, a member of the A. O. U. W., and of Knowlton Post. No. 160, G. A. R. He married, in 1866, Ruth C. Randall, daughter of J. J. Randall. One son has been born to them, Charles M. Wood.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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