Biography of Charles E. Wood
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Wood, Charles E., was born in Groton, October 17, 1854, a son of Frank Wood, also of Groton, who followed shoemaking in that town. He married Julia, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Nickerson, of Ithaca. During his boyhood days Mr. Wood attended the Groton Academy, but at the age of fourteen he began to earn his own living, following farming for a time, then learned the tinner's trade in Ludlowville, living with his employer. This vocation he followed fifteen years, during which time he worked one year in Coldwater, Mich. In 1886 he bought the hardware business which he now conducts, also having in connection a tinshop. Mr. Wood's activity in local government has gained for him a prominent place among his townsmen. He was elected collector for two successive years, and in 1888 was elected town clerk, which position he has occupied five years. In 1889 he was appointed postmaster of Ludlowville, which office he held four and a half years. December 27, 1874, he married Hattie, daughter of S. B. and Hester (Cromwell) Hayes, of Ludlowville, and they have had one child, Florence, born October 17, 1876. He is a member of the order of I. O. O. F. and in politics is a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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