El Dorado County
CHARLES F. WOOD
As sheriff of El Dorado County, Charles F. Wood has made a most creditable record during the eight years he has now served in this office. In every assignment which has fallen to him he has performed his duties with distinction and courage, and has done much to insure and promote the safety of the citizens of the county. Charles F. Wood was born in Atlanta, Georgia, November 26, 1867, a son of James E. and Martha E. (Deadman) Wood. Previous to the above date, James E. Wood had been to California, where he was very successfully engaged in mining at Georgia Slide. He returned to Georgia after his strike, and in that state engaged in mercantile business and in farming.
Charles F. Wood attended the public schools of Atlanta, Georgia, also Moors Business College, then was employed in connection with railroad and bridge construction until 1891. Having had from his father much information concerning the beauties and the opportunities of the California mining country, he determined to seek his fortune here and accordingly came west in the month of February, 1891. Mr. Wood became a well known and popular citizen of this community, and eight years ago was elected sheriff of El Dorado County, which office he has filled continuously since, in a most capable manner. He also engages in fruit growing in addition to his official duties. He is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also finds great enjoyment in the prevailing sports of this region, -- hunting and fishing.
Charles F. Wood was married to Miss Doris Zeisz, who was born at Placerville, a member of one of the pioneer families of this locality. They are the parents of a son, Charles E., who is a civil engineer in the state of Washington.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.