Obit: Wood, Charles (1824? - 1908)

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Surnames: WOOD ROX

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/28/1908

Wood, Charles (1824? - 24 MAY 1908)

Capt. Charles Wood was struck and instantly killed at the crossing opposite the forest House by passenger train No. 11, just as it was pulling into the Unity Station, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The old gentleman was very deaf and did not notice the approaching train which, according to witnesses, gave the usual warning and was not running at high rate of speed.

Capt. Wood was 84 years of age, and one of the oldest residents of the town of Brighton, Marathon Co., Wis., being the owner of the famous Forest Home Farm, five miles east of Unity. Owing to his advanced age he moved into the village three eyars ago, leaving the farm in charge of his sons Guy and Carl.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rose Fox of Jefferson, and Miss Laonia of Unity, also by three sons, Ernest of Chicago, and Guy and Carl of the town of Brighton.

The remains were taken to Watertown, Tuesday, and laid beside those of his wife, who death occurred two years ago.

From the files of the Phonograph we learn that Capt. Chas. Wood of Watertown, came to Unity on Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 1882, and purchased 90 acres of land five miles east of Unity and commenced the erection of a house. His family followed soon after.



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