CORYDON F. WOOD
Corydon Fordyce Wood died at his home on Ross street, Waynesburg, Friday morning, Sept. 16, 1949, at 6:08. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.
He was the son of Edward and Sarah Fordyce Wood. His father was a descendant of William Wood, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, who wettled on the Mt. Morris road about six miles south of Waynesburg in 1775, and whose family was prominent in the early history of Greene County. His mother was also of a distinguished pioneer family and traced her ancestry to George Washington. Edward Wood served in the Union Army under General Custer during the Civil War and at the close of the war settled near St. Louis, Michigan, where Mr. Wood was born Oct. 20, 1872. He was a graduate of the Yerington College at st. Louis and taught school several years.
In 1895 he removed with his parents and sister to Romney, W. Va., and after residing there for five years, they located at Rogersville, where Mr. Wood engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, in which he was very successful. In 1925 he sold his property and interest to the Scott-Adamson firm and located in Waynesburg, where he has since resided, conducting a floor covering store.
In 1901 he married Artie Florence Adamson, who died Nov. 27, 1943. The following children survive: Mrs. Kathleen Hill, Wife of Leo J. Hill, of Alexandria, Va.; Duane M. Wood, of Waynesburg, and Mrs. Ralph C. Stockdale, of Waynesburg. Also three grandchildren, Holly, James David and Darlene Joy Wood, of Waynesburg. A sister, Mrs. Annette Long, died recently in Charlotte, N. C.
In early life, Mr. Wood united with the Christian Church at St. Louis, Michigan, and ever remained steadfast in the faith and loyal to his conviction. He served as an elder of the Rogersville Christian Church and teacher of the Young People's Class for 25 years. After removing to Waynesburg, he served as an elder and trustee of the First Christian Church and a teacher of the Men's Bible Class.
Mr. Wood was a Republican in politics, served as Jury Commissioner of Greene County, and was a member of the Fort Jackson Chapter, sons of the American Revolution.
WOOD - Funeral services for Corydon Fordyce Wood of Ross street, Waynesburg, who died Friday morning, Sept. 16, 1949, will be held from the family residence at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, with the Rev. H. H. Stansbury in charge. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville. Friends received at the late home after 11 a.m. Saturday. Scott Funeral Service, Rogersville, in charge.
Democrat Messenger, September 17, 1949 (Greene County, PA)
WAYNESBURG, Sept. 16. - Corydon Fordyce Wood, 76, for many years a merchant in Waynesburg and Rogersville and a former jury commissioner of Greene County, died at 6:08 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 1949, at his home on Ross street in Waynesburg. Death was due to a cerebral hemmorhage.
Mr. Wood was a descendant of two pioneer families, and his maternal ancestry could be traced back to George Washington.
He was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Rogersville for 25 years, after which he operated a floor covering store in Waynesburg. He was also active in church work and held a number of lay offices in the First Christian churches of Rogersville and Waynesburg. He was also a trustee and teacher of the Men's Bible Class at Waynesburg.
Mr. Wood was a son of Elwood and Sarah Fordyce Wood. His father was a descendant of William Wood, a soldier of the Revolutionary War who settled on the Mt. Morris road about six miles south of Waynesburg in 1775 and whose family was prominent in the early history of Greene County.
During the Civil War Mr. Wood's father served under General Custer, later settling near St. Louis, Mich., where Mr. Wood was born Oct. 20, 1872. After graduating from Yearington College, St. Louis, he taught school for a number of years.
In 1895 he moved with his parents to Romney, W. Va., and five years later moved to Rogersville where he resided until 1925. Since that time he lived in Waynesburg.
In 1901 Mr. Wood married Florence Adamson, who died Nov. 27, 1943. He is survived by one son, Duane M. Wood, of Waynesburg and two daughters, Kathleen, wife of Leo J. Hill, of Alexandria, Virginia., and Alice, wife of Ralph Stockdale, of Waynesburg, and three grandchildren, Holly, James David, and Darlene Joy Wood, of Waynesburg. A sister, Mrs. Annette Long, died recently at Charlotte, N. C.
Mr. Wood was a Republican in politics and was a member of the Fort Jackson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
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