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Col Oliver Roland Hood, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1867
Ashville
St. Clair County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1951
Gadsden
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

Col. Hood was an eminent Gadsden attorney, civic leader and one of the three incorporators of Alabama Power Company in 1906 as well as author of it's charter. For 35 years he was closely associated with William Lay in the developement of electric power in Alabama. His house is on the National Register of Historic Places: 862 Chestnut St. Gadsden, AL.

His Law firm was Hood and Murphree Attorneys in the Stocks Building.

1929-30 Gadsden City Directory lists him:

Oliver R Hood (Julia R) pres Gadsden Loan & Investment Co. and sec Gadsden Sand & Gravel Co. h 862 Chestnut
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The Big War Parade was held on Nov. 11, 1918 to celebrate victory over Germany. Mr. Hood was one of the aids to the selected parade Marshall, Judge L.L. Herzberg. This was the biggest event ever in Etowah County. Schools, factories and even stores closed.

source: Gadsden Times Nov. 11, 1918
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Noah Amos Hood (1844 - 1922)
  Mary Isbell Cooper Hood (1849 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Riddle Hood (1871 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Hood Bowman (1891 - 1936)*
  Oliver Roland Hood (1893 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  Inzer G. Hood (1866 - 1946)*
  Oliver Roland Hood (1867 - 1951)
  Oscar Amos Hood (1870 - 1939)*
  Robert C Hood (1882 - 1904)*
  John Reuben Hood (1889 - 1932)*
  Solon Lycurgus Hood (1891 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forrest Cemetery
Gadsden
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41765312
Col Oliver Roland Hood, Sr
Added by: Dennis Ison
 
Col Oliver Roland Hood, Sr
Added by: Dennis Ison
 
Col Oliver Roland Hood, Sr
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 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
 
 
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