Harold Wood Obituary

William W. Headlee, of North Maiden street, received word of the death of his nephew, Harold Wood, of Toledo, O., Jan. 19. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Headlee Wood, he leaves three sons, Harold Jr., Richard and Phillip, all of Toledo.

Democrat Messenger, January 22, 1946 (Greene County, PA)

H. L. Wood

Boy Scout Leader Dies After Attack

Harold L. Wood, veteran scoutmaster, collapsed and died Saturday at the DeVilbiss Boy Scout Reservation, Sylvania, after he had completed an afternoon of instruction and play with members of his troop. He was 57.

When first aid of the camp's staff failed, the Sylvania rescue squad took him to Toledo Hospital where attendants said a heart attack had caused death.

Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 29, First Congregational Church, the last 20 years, Mr. Wood in February, 1943 received the Silver Beaver, scouting's highest award to volunteer leaders.

Helped in 1926

Mr. Wood became associated with Troop 29 in 1926 and except for a two-year assignment as field commissioner, he had been scoutmaster the entire time. He is also credited with having helped organize one of the first Sea Scout units in the country, the Albatross Patrol which later became the Sea Scout Ship Albatross, 529.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wood was making plans for the March Court of Honor of the Toledo Area Council when the 100th scout from Troop 29 will be awarded the Eagle Scout Badge. This is believed to be the Eagle Scout record from any one troop in the entire country.

Memorial Planned

A memorial at Camp Miakonda is being established in the name of Mr. Wood, J. H. Hunt, chairman of the memorial committee, announced.

A salesman in the Toledo Edison Co. business department for nine years, Mr. Wood previously had been employed by the Electric Refining Co. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and secretary-treasurer of the Doherty Fraternity.

Survivors are his wife, Mary H.; sons, Harold T., Richard D. and Philip C., and three grandchildren. The family residence is in 442 Irving St.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Flagler Funeral Home by Dr. William E. Dudley, pastor of First Congregational Church, with uniformed members of Troop 29 in attendance. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

Harold Wood Dies At Toledo

WAYNESBURG, Jan. 21, - W. W. Headlee, 103 North Maiden street, Waynesburg, has been informed of the death Saturday, Jan. 19, 1946, of Harold Wood, aged about 55, of Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. Wood was a husband of Mr. Headlee's niece, Mary Headlee Wood, formerly of Mt. Morris. Mrs. Wood is a granddaughter of the late Greene County Civil War Veteran, Bazil Lemley, and was born and raised in the Mt. Morris vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Wood frequently visited relatives in the County.

Mr. Wood was very active in all his adult life as a Scoutmaster, and shortly before his death he was engaged in Scouting work. He died of a heart attack.

He was employed for many years as a salesman for the General Electric Company.

Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Harold, Jr.; Richard, who was recently discharged from military service, and Philip.

Funeral services will be in Toledo Wednesday.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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