Biography of Mason G. Wood
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Wood, Mason Garton, born in Lyons August 7, 1849, was a son of Richard and Rebecca (Garton) Wood, natives of England. Richard was a farmer, came to America in 1843, and settled in Wayne county. Their children were: Louise, Percilla, and Ann, who were born in England; Sophia, William W., Mason G., Phoebe, and James R. Mr. Wood has followed the vocation of farming throughout, and came to Huron, Wayne county, in 1879. In 1878 he married Eliza Blanchard, born in 1851 and daughter of Benjamin Blanchard, who came to Huron about 1834 with his parents, Elijah and Roxina (Mitchell) Blanchard. Elijah was prominent in the early days, and was foreman many years on the large farm owned by the Shaker Colony in Huron_ He raised two children: Benjamin (deceased) and Anna E. He was an active business man, for many years engaged in buying and shipping wood to Toronto. He died in April, 1890, aged seventy one years. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have one child, Benjamin Blanchard, born in March, 1888. Mr. Wood has acted as agent for the Lummis and Purdy estates for several years and is at present their confidential agent.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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