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252. LETITIA ANN MAYBERRY was born on 18 September 1844 in Floyd County, Virginia.49,108,110,113,162,163 She died on 7 July 1926 at the age of 81 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.108,113,164

1870 Census gives her place of birth as Virginia.
1900 Census she gives her birth as Sep 1844. Born in West Virginia. Actually she was born in the "western" part of Virginia.

Death Certificate (Information given by Andrew Wood) gives date of birth as October 19, 1861 BUT says she lived 81 years, 9 months, 18 days, which would be 18/19 Sep 1844. That date could very well have been the birth or death of the first child, Charles W. Wood. Also says she was born in Tennessee. A good example of an error on a death certificate!

A picture made in Uniontown, apparently of a Lodge group. was in possession of the Howell family. Letitia is labeled as "Aunt Tishie Wood". Sons Frank and Bob had both married into the Howell family.

In the 1910 Census, Letitia stated she had 11 children, 9 living at that time. Charles and Dora were the children that had died young.

Letitia Ann Wood was born in the state of Virginia in 1844 and died at Uniontown, Ark., July 7th, 1926. She would have been 82 years old in September. When but six years of age, she moved with her parents to Missouri and after a residence there for about ten years, Mrs. Wood moved with her parents to Arkansas. She was married in the Macedonia community in 1860 to Joseph Christopher Wood who survives her. These pioneers had a married life together of sixty-five years. Sister Wood had been a member of the Christian church for about half a century. she was a member of the Ladies Aid society and did her share of the work of the Society up to within a short time before her death. She was a consistent Christian and greatly enjoyed the work and worship of the church. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom are living, two having died after they grew up. [There were actually 11 children, two died as children; two died between the 1910 census and 1926.] There is a large number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In spite of Sister Wood being a cripple during the last few years, she was always at church when her health would permit it. Rev. 2:10 was true in her case, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give unto thee the crown of life" Now, she wears the crown. How much we owe the pioneers who have contributed so much to our world and our happiness. Mrs. Wood wad born a year before the Mexican War and she was a young woman at the outbreak of the civil war; much of the history of this country has been written during her lifetime. Grandma Wood was good, she was kind, she was a true Christian.
The funeral of this good woman was conducted from the Christian church at Uniontown by the writer on Friday, July 9th, after which she was laid away in the family lot at Dripping Springs. Her casket was banked with flowers. Besides the local people, a large number of friends were present from Van Buren.
Oh! call it not death - it is life begun,
For the waters are passed, the home is won;
The ransomed spirit hath reached the shore,
Where they weep and suffer and sin no more.
She is safe in her Father's house above,
In the place prepared by her Savior's love;
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
And to be with Jesus - yes - this is life.
....Rev. G. G. Alexander

LETITIA ANN MAYBERRY and JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WOOD were married on 3 February 1860.108,165 JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WOOD49,108,109,110,162,163,166,167,168,169,170,171, son of WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and NANCY E. WINKLER, was born on 21 November 1841 in Adair County, Missouri.108 He served in the military in 1863–1864 at Co. D, Brooks' Regt; Woosley's Infantry Regt. in Civil War.108 He died on 17 December 1927 at the age of 86 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.172

Age 12 when first came with his father to Crawford County, AR (1853) His mother died and they went back to Schuyler Co MO where his father married Susan Biswell. Sometime during the Civil War Joseph C. & his father took their families to Iowa for about a year; they went to Kansas following the Civil War for a few years but returned to Crawford County.
Joseph enlisted in Confederate Army under Captain Duncan [actually Col. Gunter was the officer] - traditionally fought at Pea Ridge and Sugar Creek [probably was at Battle of Prairie Grove, but not these battles]
Notes in Nora Comstock's handwriting give place of birth as Schuyler County, MO (Schuyler formed from Adair; Adair formed from Macon Co during this time period.)
Had a shoe repair shop at Arkalo, then added groceries. Built a store in 1880 at Hickory Grove with accommodations for his family upstairs. When he decided to add a post office, there was already another Hickory Grove in Arkansas so he may have named "Uniontown" at that time. Was first postmaster appointed in April, 1881. He later added a drugstore which was the first and only pharmacy in the history of Uniontown. He built his family a home across the street from the store and the upper story was rented out to the Masonic Lodge until about 1885.

Although family records state that Joseph & Letitia married in February of 1860, he appears to still be living with his father and stepmother in Crawford Co AR for the 1860 census. On p.787, Hh 1221, is William Wood, age 44, b. KY. Wife is listed as "Sarah" M. rather than Susan and she is age 22, b. MO. Joseph, 18, also b. MO. John, age 3, b. MO, is at the top of the next page. Letitia was also still with her family in that census.

Applied for a civil War Pension which was awarded 12 Aug 1920. Civil War Service was in Woosley's Regiment of Infantry from Arkansas. "Left beside road with sick furlough shortly after Hindman evacuated Ft. Smith, 1863 or spring of 1864" Gratis Comstock and A. S. Matlock signed Proof of Indigency with K. M. Comstock acting as Notary Public. Thomas Howell testifies he remembers seeing J. C. Wood in the Confederate service as a teamster. The examination by Dr. O.M. Bourland stated Wood was in feeble condition resulting from age being nearly 79 years old.

A single Muster Card survives. J. C. Wood enlisted as a Private in Co. D, Brooks' Regiment, on 15 Nov 1862 for three years. Col. Gunter was the enlisting officer in Crawford Co. A roll of the regiment found online revealed that nearly all of Company D was composed of men from neighboring Sebastian Co. Brooks Regt was also know as the 2nd and the 34th Regt at other times during the War. In March & April of 1863, J. C. Wood was absent - he was on detached service at Teamster by order of Col. Brooks, Nov. 15, 1863. Perhaps he was with Woosley's Battalion. Gen. Thomas Hindman did indeed withdraw his Army from Ft. Smith in late August of 1863. The Battle of Devil's Backbone was fought near Waldron, Arkansas, on 1 Sep 1863 when the federal forces caught up to Brig Gen Cabell's retreating troops. During the battle, the Confederate lines collapsed and hundreds of men simply disappeared. Cabell reported that Woosley's cavalry "ran in the most shameful manner". Some of the deserters joined the Union following the disaster. If Joe Wood was left by the side of the road, ill, likely he was by this time not part of the Confederate army. Brooks Regiment, the 34th took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove in December of 1862, but apparently were not at Pea Ridge.

The site of the Battle of Prairie Grove in which Wood participate, according to family tradition, is an Arkansas State Park in Prairie Grove, Washington Co, AR. Their bulletin tells the story:
"On December 7, 1862, a Confederate Army under Major General Thomas C. Hindman engaged the Union divisions of Brigadier Generals Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt near Prairie Grove Church. Hindman's original plan to strike Blunt, isolated at Cane Hill, Arkansas, was foiled by the timely arrival of two Union divisions under Herron.
Hindman bypassed Blunt at Cane Hill on the morning of December 7th, and marched to meet Herron. The two armies collided at Prairie Grove. Hindman's men took a defensive position on a ridge overlooking the Illinois River. The Battle began with an artillery duel which opened the way for a Union attack. Between noon and 2 p.m. two Union charges met with bloody repulse.
The battered Union forces were reinforced about 2:30 p.m. by Blunt's arrival on the battlefield. The fighting spread westward, with savage attack and counter attack until darkness ended the fighting. The Conferederate Army retreated southward during the night as it ammunition was exhausted.
Prairie Grove marked the last major Civil War engagement in northwest Arkansas. Never again would a southern army attempt to use the area as an avenue of invasion to Missouri."

1870 Census, J. C. is doing Farm Labor and has no value listed for real estate. Only three children - Franklin born in Iowa and Lucretia and Andrew born in Kansas. Since Andrew is only 1, they must have just moved back to Crawford County. Joseph C. Wood was in the Civil War. If Thomas was born in Iowa in July of 1865, they must have gone there near the end of the war. Within two years they were living in Kansas where Lucretia and Andrew were born, but had moved back for the 1870 Census.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1877 Fran Alverson Warren
p.48 Jurors for fall term of the Circuit Court which meets Sep 24
William Carney, John Carney, Thomas Comstock, Joseph Woods - among others

The 1880 Census: Joseph C. was 39, a merchant.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1881 Fran Alverson Warren
Jan. 8
p.2 Judge Hale has apptd following Justices of the Peace as apportioning justices for their respective townships: J C. Woods, Jasper

J. C. Wood was the Postmaster in Uniontown. My mother remembers that seeing some of the pigeon-hole type shelves in his house - it appears he had that duty for over 20 years. A database including the register of Civil Service employees on reveals the following:
1 Jul 1881. J. C. Wood was paid .38 for his duties as Postmaster, Uniontown, Crawford, AR
1 Jul 1883. He was paid $29.28
1 Jul 1887. He was paid $74.64
1 Jul 1889. He was paid $92.49
1 Jul 1891. He was paid $108.04
1 Jul 1895. $97.24
1 Jul 1897. $125.18
1 Jul 1899. $138.18
1 Jul 1901. $194.04
1 Jul 1903. $223.68

J. C. Wood was a charter member of the Uniontown First Christian Church in the summer of 1886.

6 Feb 1889 UNIONTOWN
Our town is on a boom. Mr. J. C. Wood and L. L. Bragg have formed a copartnership in the mercantile business, and J. C. Wood has renovated his store-house and got it up in style, with an iron roof, and has a complete stock of goods....... Mr. Wheeler bought out Mr. Thomas Howell. Mr. J. M. Comstock, or Comstock Bros., have a good storehouse and a good stock of merchandise.

Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Arkansas was published in 1889. The bios were usually submitted by the individuals. Here is the article about Joseph C. Wood, p.1215. There are numbers of errors in this article which I have highlighted in parenthesis and italics.
Joseph C. Wood was born November 21, 1841, and is a son of William M. and Mary C. (Winkler) Wood. [Her name was Nancy E. Wood on her tombstone.] The father was born and reared in Madison County, Ky. and when twenty-four went to Missouri, where he bought and sold land until 1840, when he married the mother of our subject, who bore him two children, Joseph and William (deceased). September 12, 1852, Mr. Wood went to Benton County, Ark., and a few months later bought land near Uniontown, Crawford County, and in 1864 went to Iowa until the close of the war. Two years after the death of his first wife, in Arkansas, he married Susan M. Biswell, a native of Adair County, Mo., who bore him seven children: John W., Martha, George, Minnie, Charles, Lee, and Lavinia (deceased). Mr. Wood farmed in Douglas County, Kan., a short time after the war, and then returned to Crawford County, where he died in 1882, aged sixty-seven. The mother of our subject was a native of Madison Co, Ky., and died in Crawford County. Thomas Wood, the grandfather, was born in Pennsylvania, to English Parents, immigrated to Kentucky, and died in Madison County, aged sixty-two. He was a mechanic and stone-mason. His wife Agnes (Kinkaid) Wood was also born in Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Irish parents, and died in Kentucky. William Winkler, the maternal grandfather, was born in Germany [born in Rowan Co, NC], there became a shoemaker, and immigrated to Kentucky, where he married Mary Nolan [Nancy Noland], a native of Kentucky, of Irish descent. He died in Kentucky, and she in Missouri. Matthew Wood, the great-grandfather, was a cabinet-maker in London, England, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in an early day. The maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Nolan [Clarinda Noland], died in 1853, in Schuyler County, Mo., aged one hundred and thirty [she was about age 90, certainly not 130], and her husband was a Revolutionary soldier. Joseph C. Wood, our subject, was born in Adair County, Mo., and when twelve came with his father to Crawford County, afterward accompanied him to Iowa and Kansas, and after returning to Crawford County engaged in farming. He gained the greater part of his education by burning the midnight oil, and when of age enlisted in the Confederate army, under Capt. Duncan. He remained in this company about three months, and fought in the battles at Pea Ridge and Sugar Creek. After the evacuation of Fort Smith he worked on train duty in the Federal Army three months, and then on the ferry at Van Buren. He served until May, 1864, after which he lived in Kansas two and a half years. After returning to Arkansas he farmed until 1865, and has since enjoyed a good mercantile trade at Uniontown. In February, 1860, he married Letitia Maybery, a native of Virginia, and daughter of Charles and Ellen Maybery. To Mr. & Mrs. Wood ten children [There are eleven children listed which is correct, nine were living.] have been born, eight now living: Thomas F., Lucretia E., Andrew B. C., Antoinette, Nancy, Walter M., Ola, Omega, and Zellie. Charles W. and Dora E. are deceased. Mr. Wood is a Democrat and has served two terms as justice of the peace. He is the postmaster of Uniontown, and a Mason. His wife belongs to the Missionary Baptist Church and he to the Christian.

The 1890 "Reconstructed Census" from Real Estate Tax Records shows J. C. Wood living in the Uniontown School District at S31T11R32

1900 Census. Minnie and Zella still at home.
Union Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 85
Joseph C. Wood, b. Nov 1841, age 58, married 40 years, b. MO, parents b. KY, Druggist
Lettitia A.,wife, b. Sep 1844, age 55, 11 children - 9 are living, b. West VA as were her parents.
Minnie O., dau, b. Jun 1884, age 17
Zella M., dau, b. Jan 1888, age 13

28 Sep 1904 Port Ewing has purchased a half interest in Joe Wood's establishment.
Raymond Dipboye has a position with Comstock Brothers, filling the vacancy made by Port Ewing's resignation.

Crawford Co 1910 Census: Joseph and Letitia still have Andrew living at home with them as well as Mabel Burchfield, a grandchild, age 18. Either Antionette or Nancy married a Burchfield.
Union Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 1
Joseph C. Wood, age 68, married 50 years, b. MO, parents b. KY
Letitia A., wife, age 66, 11 children - 9 living, b. VA, as were her parents
Andrew B., son, age 41, b. AR, Barber
Mabel Burchfield, granddaughter, age 18, b. AR, parents b. AR

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1918, Vol. 6 Fran Alverson Warren, p.6
15 Feb 1918
Appoints Recruits Committee
J. C. Wood of Uniontown was one of several men appointed by the Crawford County Council of Defense to secure recruits in their town for the shipbuilding industry. There are hundreds of competent men needed along this line and the next several weeks the time of these men will be occupied in securing recruits to assist in this great work.

The Journal of Political Economy, Vol 27, No. 3, March 1919; "Labor Administration in the Shipbuilding Industry During War Time"; found on JSTOR, Feb 2012.
The submarines were sinking our ships faster than we could build them. Not until July of 1917 was the Urgent Deficiencies Act given the authority and power to construct new vessels. We didn't even have the shipyards with capabilities to build the ships needed. By early 1919, we had the shipyards and the working force needed had increased ten-fold.

Crawford Co 1920 Census: Joseph C. Wood, age 78, Retired Farmer, born in MO; Father and Mother both born in KY. Letitia, age 75, born in Virginia, Father & Mother both born in Virginia.

Record of his Funeral from Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren AR stated he was 86, died of ald age. Born 12/18/1841 in Missouri. Father: Wm M. Wood born in KY and mother was Nancy Winkler, born KY. Funeral was at 2 PM on 19 Dec 1927; burial at Dripping Springs. Mrs. Comstock paid - cannot read the initials to see which Comstock made the arrangements but likely "J.M." for his daughter, Ellen, married to James Monroe Comstock.

The antique cup that belongs to Daniel Ryan Haden was first given by Joseph Christopher Wood to his first grandchild (Kenney Marcus Comstock) in 1887. Kenney Comstock gave the cup to his first grandchild (Karen Kay A. McKim) in 1940. Kay gave the cup to her first grandchild (Daniel Ryan Haden) in 1987, 100 years later.




Charles W. WOOD was born (date unknown).

Died at an early age.



Dr. Thomas Franklin "Frank" WOOD163,173,174,175 was born on 10 July 1865 in Iowa.162,163,165,176 He died on 21 December 1931 at the age of 66 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.165 He was buried in Sallisaw City Cemetery, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

1900 Census. Occupation: Physician.
G. M. Comstock's "Early History of Uniontown (Hickory Grove)" says T. F. Wood was one of three doctors in Uniontown in 1898; later moved over to Sallisaw, OK.
Union Twp, Crawford Co, Hh 90
Thomas F. Wood, b. Jul 1865, married 12 years
Rosa L. wife, Dec 1872, age 27, 1 child
Goy R., son, b. Aug 1888, age 11

May 25, 1907
Dr. T. F. Wood, of Uniontown, was in Van Buren Thursday. The doctor was on his way home from New York, where he had attended a course of lectures.

1910 Census. Sallisaw Ward 4, Sequoyah, OK, Hh 90
T. F. Wood, 44, married once for 22 years, Doctor
Rosey, wife, 36, 2 children
Goy, son, age 21, b. AR
Fred, son, 8, b. AR

1920 Census. Sallisaw, OK. Thomas F. Wood, age 54, b. Iowa, as were both his parents [error]. Rosa L. age 44, b. AR, her parents b. in TN. Fred D., son, age 18, b. Arkansas.

1930 Census - Still in Sallisaw. Thomas F. Wood, age 63, b. Iowa, his parents b. Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine. Rosa L. age 57, b. AR. Her father b. TN, her mother b. Illinois. Living with them as a Lodger was George Howell, age 27, b. Arkansas as were his parents - George was a clerk at the County Clerk's office.

HISTORY OF SEQUOYAH COUNTY, 1828-1975 by Sequoyah County Historical Society, 1976.
Gives birth as Ames Grove or Adams Grove, Iowa - neither place exists by that name now. Dr. Wood apparently died in Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, but was buried Sallisaw City Cemetery.
Democrat Ammerican Thursday, January 21, 1932; Page-1
Scouts In Memorial For Dr. T. F. Wood
A memorial service honoring the late Dr. T. F. Wood, former member of the Boy Scout Troop Committee of Sallisaw, will be held next Saturday night at the Legion Hall, beginning promptly at 7:30 o'clock, according to Clayton R. Burn, Scoutmaster.
The program will begin with the bugle assembly, advance of colors, and flag salute.
Male Quartet,
Talk, "Life of Dr. Wood," by Dr. J. A. Morrow.
Lights out for one minute Meditation,
Quartet, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds," (Dr. Wood's favorite hymn.)
Talk, Rev. E. R. Hall,
The public is cordially invited to attend this service.



LUCRETIA ELLEN WOOD49 was born on 3 April 1867 in Kansas.162,163,177 She died on 19 November 1963 at the age of 96 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.177

Born possibly Wichita, Sedgwick County, or Douglas County, Kansas. They lived in Kansas for 2 1/2 years.

Postcard. Mailed 29 Jun 1915 from Colorado Springs, Colo. to Mrs. L. E. Comstock, Uniontown, Ark.
"Colorado Spgs - Sunday Night.
Dear Mama, We could find nothing in Salt Lake so we are a great deal nearer home now. Go to Denver tomorrow Then on toward Arkansas. Love to all. Ira."
And on front: "Monday Eve. We Scaled Pikes Peak today and are now on top. 14,147 ft. above sea."
The picture on front is of Balanced Rock & Steamboat Rock with the note, "Hope to see things here tomorrow."

In 1930, Ellen L. Comstock was age 63, widowed. She gave her birthplace as Kansas, her father's as KY, her mother's as VA. Paul, age 23, was still living at home and working as a salesman in a Dry Goods Store - probably at his brother Ira's. The address was 524 N 24th Street.

1940 Census. Van Buren. 524 N. 13th Street. [Google maps show that the house is still there! I was in it so many times....] Hh 368
Ellen Comstock, age 73, widow, b. Kansas, Lived in the same house in 1935.
Maude Redmon, daughter, age 45, widow, b. AR. Also said she was there in 1935 - she must have moved in with Grandma about the time her husband died.

Many clippings of Grandma's annual birthday parties were found in Lettie Comstock Carney's scrapbook, but the one from 3 Apr 1961 has more detail about Grandma:
On Sunday April 9 the family of Mrs. J. M. Comstock will gather at her home for the observance of her 94th birthday anniversary and a noon meal together.
Mrs. Comstock was born Miss Lucretia Ellen Wood on April 3, 1867 in Wichita, Kansas. Her father, J. C. Wood was a pioneer Crawford county citizen and a confederate veteran. He operated the first and only telephone exchange in Uniontown. The Wood family moved to the Philadelphia community when she was an infant. Since that time she has been a resident of Crawford county with residence in Uniontown and Van Buren. The present home is 524 North 13th Street, Van Buren where she has spent more than forty years.
She was married to J. M. Comstock at Uniontown about 1884. To this union was born ten children. In 1928 [1929] she lost her companion by death and through the years she lost four of the children.
The six living children of Mrs. Comstock are Mrs. Nora Rainwater, Ira V. Comstock, Mrs. Maud Redmon, and Paul Comstock all of Van Buren; Mrs. Cy Carney of Fayetteville and Mrs. A. C. Clark of North Little Rock. She is blessed with 12 living grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren [one of these being Steven Kenney Haden].
At the age of 19 years Mrs. Comstock was baptized into the Christian church at Uniontown. Her health at this time is declining and most of her hours are spent in bed. The photograph was made in 1960 when she was strong enough to be about the house.

Nov. 19 1963
Mrs Ellen Comstock
Mrs Ellen Comstock, 96, 524 N. 13th Street, Van Buren, died at her home early this morning after a long illness. She was the wife of the late J. M. Comstock.
Mrs. Comstock was a life long resident of Crawford County, coming to Arkansas from Iowa with her parents. She was the oldest member of the Wood Memorial Christian Church in Van Buren.
Survivors include two sons, Ira V. and Paul, both of Van Buren; four daughters, Mrs. John Rainwater and Mrs.. Maude Redmon of Van Buren, Mrs Cy Carney, Sr, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs A. C. Clark of Little Rock; three sisters, Mrs. Ola Haggard of Van Buren, Mrs. Mina Matlock of Fort Smith, and Mrs Zella Comstock of Durant, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ocker Funeral Home.

Funeral Record from Ocker Funeral Home, Van Buren.
Mrs. Ellen Comstock, widow. Deceased husband, J. M. Comstock. Estate handled by Ira Comstock. Date of Funeral: 21 Nov 1963; she died on the 19th. She was born 3 Apr 1867 - a note says (enroute to Ark) Kansas. [I've never heard of this previously - was she born on the trail while they were returning to Arkansas???] Her residence was 524 North 13th St., Van Buren. Her phsycian was Dr. M. C. Edds - she had suffered a long illness. Her father was J. C. Wood; her mother's name not given. Services were at Wood Memorial Christian Church; burial at Gracelawn Cemetery.

Files on both the Wood and Comstock familes can be found by returning to the Leaves of the Tree homepage.



Andrew Bartholamew Christopher "Bob" WOOD178,179 was born in 1869 in Arkansas.162,163,171,180 He died in 1958 at the age of 89.180

The 1870 Census gives Andrew's birthplace as Kansas.

Aug 24, 1907
"Uniontown Jots"
Messrs. Bob Wood and Wallace Howell returned from near Sallisaw Creek in Indian Territory, where they have been on a camp hunt, and of course, had a good time.

Pete Howard says Andrew was a barber. Listed as Farmer in 1920 Census; Andrew J. was apparently the only child.

1920 Census of Farm Land Owners
Wanda M. Gray, 1998
WOOD, Andrew Farmed 80 acres, mile west in Uniontown

1930 Census. Bob Wood, age 61, Zena age 41. He was 45 when they married, she was 25. Andrew age 14.

1940 Census. UnionTown, Crawofrd Co AR, Sheet 5A, Hh 87
Andrew Wood, age 71. Zena, age 50. They had lived in the same place in 1935.



Dora E. WOOD was born on 30 September 1870.181 She died on 9 September 1876 at the age of 5.181

Died at an early age.



Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD was born in March 1874 in Arkansas.162,182 She died on 11 April 1925 at the age of 51 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.

In 1900, "Ettie" stated that she'd had 3 children, all living. That would be 2 by Jesse Ewing and the daughter Mabel whose surname is Burchfield, listed as stepdaughter. But that doesn't explain Ada Mae Burchfield Riddle whose Social Security Application gives Ettie Wood & Tommy Burchfield as her parents and her date of birth as 12 Jul 1889. She should have been in this family, age 11. Was she omitted because she's living somewhere else? Or was the information simply wrong and this is Ada? Was her middle name Mabel, rather than just Mae?

1900 Census. Crawford Co AR, Union Twp, Hh 104
Jesse P. Ewin, b. Jul 1868, age 31, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Ettie, wife, b. Mar 1874, age 26, married four years, 3 children, 3 living, b. AR, father b. KY, mother b. W.Va.
Lillian, dau, b. Feb 1897, age 3. Amber, dau, b. Oct 1898, age 1
Mabel Burchfield, step-daughter, b. Mar 1892, age 8, b. AR as were both parents
Lettitia Briggs, cousin, b. Dec 1880, age 19, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
[lived next door to Harve & Martha Comstock]

1910. Crawford Co AR, Union Twp. Hh 134
Jesse P. Ewing, age 44, married 3 times, married for 14 years to Ettie, b. MO
Ettie, wife, age 34, married 2 times, has had 9 children, 8 living. She was b. AR
Lillian age 13, Amber 11, Marvin 6, Marie 3, Loise 7/12.

1920 Census. Newton Co MO, Granby Ward 1, Sheet 7a, Hh 156
Jesse P. Ewing, age 53, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Antoine E., wife, age 44, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. VA
Marvin, son, age 16. Marie, daughter, age 13, Lois, daughter age 11, Ralph son, age 3, only child born in Missouri.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1925
Vol 10, Fran Alverson Warren, p.9-10
1 May 1925
Mrs. Port Ewing who was formerly a citizen of this place but had moved to Joplin, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 11th, at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Wood of Van Buren. The body was brought to Uniontown Wednesday evening where funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. G. Alexander after which interment was made in the Uniontown Cemetery. She leaves a husband, eight children, a mother and father, two brothers and five sisters to mourn her departure.
History in Headstones does not have a listing for Antoinette in the Uniontown Cemetery.

In 1930, I found Marvin and his family living in Joplin, Jasper Co MO. I did find a death certificate for Jesse - he died 1931 in Joplin. FindAGrave shows he is buried Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper co MO. Jesse Porter, born 10 Jun 1866, Greene Co MO - died 1 Oct 1931 in Joplin.



Nancy E. "Nannie" WOOD183 was born in December 1875 in Arkansas.162

There is a marriage record for Nannie Wood to Charles Acton in Crawford Co AR on 27 Sep 1894. He was 21; she was 18. They were married by Elder H. V. Allen.
Copy of a picture sent by Carolyn Poulin is of "Aunt Nannie Wood Acton", born 1875-76.

1880 Census - Charles Acton's family in New Buda Twp, Decatur Co, Iowa, Hh 294
Thos. Acton, 34, farmer, b. Iowa, parents b. KY
Emma, 30, wife, b. AR, parents b. AR
Wm. H., 10, son, b. Iowa
Charles G., 7, son, b. Iowa

1900 Census. Creek Nation, Indian Territory. p.182A, Hh 209
Emley E. Acton, head of household [female], b. Dec 1846 in MO, age 53, Widowed. Father & mother b. TN. Millenery.
Charles, son, b. Oct 1873 in Iowa, age 26, married for four years. Father & mother both born in MO. Farm Labor.
Nannie, daughter-in-law, b. Dec. 1875 in AR, age 24. Father & mother b. MO. She has had no children.
Olive, daughter, b. Mar 1884 in Iowa, age 16.

1910 Census. Eureka Springs, Carroll Co, AR. Hh 467
Charles & Nannie living with Isaiah B. Jones and family.
Charles G. Acton, age 37, married 15 years, b. Iowa, Salesman.
Nannie E., age 33. No children.

1940 Census. Cushing City, Union Twp, Payne Co, OK, Hh 280
832 East Oak St.
Charles Acton, 67, b. Iowa
Nannie, wife, 64, b. Arkansas
Olive, sister-in-law, 57, b. Iowa



Walter M. WOOD173,184 was born in April 1879 in Arkansas.162,173,178 He died on 22 October 1916 at the age of 37.178

Married, Crawford Co, AR: Walter M. Wood, age 20 and Abbie Delzell, 16, 28 Jan 1900, by T. G. Parker, JP

1900 Census. Walter and Abbie just married.

1910 Census. age 31, Married 10 years, born AR. House Painter.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1914 Fran Alverson Warren, p.5
23 Jan 1914
Uniontown Notes. Walter Wood underwent an operation Monday morning at his home as the result of some kind of lung trouble, the professional name of which the writer is unable to ascertain just now. Dr. Michell performed the operation without the use of anesthetics, which the patient refused, and states that the patient is doing nicely.

Buried Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford Co, AR



Viola "Ola" WOOD185 was born on 13 September 1881 in Crawford County, Arkansas.186 She died on 2 November 1969 at the age of 88 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.178

Wash Haggard, 19, married Viola Wood, age 14, on 28 Jun 1896; Walter Henry, JP. License was dated 24 Jun 1896.

In 1930, Ollea Haggard was widowed, age 48. b. AR, said her parents both b. VA. Children still at home and unmarried were George, 21, Inez 15, Harry L. 12, Garth 10, and Jack 8. Hatty Neal, age 32 [eldest daughter] was also living there. Husband Guess [Gus], age 34, and Allean, their dau. age 11.

1940. Cedarville, Crawford, AR, Hh 3
Highway 59; lived in rural Crawford County in 1935
Ola Haggard, 58, widow, b. AR
George (ab) son, 31, single, farm labor
Joe (ab) son, 27, married, farm labor
Harold, son, 22, word in a cafe
Garth, son 20, carpenter's helper, construction
Jack, son 18, farm labor

Buried in Uniontown Cemetery. Grave marker just has the year of her death as 1969. Social Security has Feb 1969.



Mina Omega "Minnie" WOOD was born on 10 January 1884 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.110,187,188 She died on 21 February 1964 at the age of 80 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.188,189 She was buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.
The 1900 Census is the only record I have found of this daughter Minnie O. Letitia states 11 children born, 9 living which is correct with the addition of Minnie.

Aug 24, 1907
"Uniontown Jots"
Mrs. A. S. Matlock, of Van Buren, is visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Wood of this place.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1912 Compiled by Fran Alverson Warren, p.44
24 Aug 1912. Mrs. A. S. Matlock returned home Sunday from a family reunion at the home of her father, Mr. J. C. Wood, of Uniontown.

Buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Crawford Co AR. The date of death was transcribed in the book as 1964. The date 1969 is from family records.



Zella May WOOD was born on 13 January 1887 in Arkansas.190,191,192 She died on 4 April 1966 at the age of 79 in Levelland, Hockley County, Texas.181,190,193

A memorial article written by Gratis for the Heritage, Van Buren AR, Vol. 10, Jul 1966, states that they were married by Raymond Dipboye JP. Minnie Hays [Mrs. Ira V. Comstock] played the organ.

I read the grave marker as 1887-1966. Buried in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Uniontown,AR.

The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Okla. Thursday, April 7, 1966, p. 3
Mrs. Zella Comstock
MADILL (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Zella Comstock, 79, mother of Mrs. B. C. Fitts of Shay, were to be Friday at 2 p.m. in Wood Memorial Church near Fort Smith, Ark.
Mrs. Comstock was born at Uniontown, Ark., on Jan. 13, 1887, and was reared there and in Van Buren. She was married to Gratis M. Comstock on Jan. 26, 1908 in Uniontown and they continued to reside in Arkansas until 1947 when they moved to Texas.
They lived at Olton for six years before moving to Kingston where they had made their home for three years.
She was a member of the Christian Church since the age of 14. She was a member of the church at Van Buren at the time of her death. Mrs. Comstock was also a member of the Eastern Star. She died Tuesday morning at her home.
Survivors include her husband Gratis M. Comstock of the home; Mrs. Fitts, Shay, and Mrs. Maude Stockton, Denver, Colo., daughters of the deceased. Also surviving are four grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Ola Haggard of Van Buren.
Burial was to be in Dripping Springs Cemetery, seven miles north of Van Buren, Fentriss Funeral Home of Fort Smith was in charge of arrangements there with Rev. T. W. Carroll to officiate at the service. Watts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Madill and transportation to Fort Smith.