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Horatio Lindley "the Colonel" Wood
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1852
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1930
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Horatio L Wood was a ggggg-grandson of Dr Samuel Wood and Rebecca Benedict; Founding Families of Danbury CT. Rebecca was the daughter of Thomas Benedict immigrant ancestor of the Benedict Family in America.

From the Seventh Generation of: THE WHITNEY FAMILY IN AMERICA:

"Horatio Lindley Wood was born in Redding CT on 31DEC1852, the eldest child of Thomas and Mary Ann Dikeman Wood from Danbury.
He was an editor at Harlan Iowa where he married, 17MAR1873, Ada Matilda Sharp, the daughter of Neal Johnson and Ella (Trammell) Sharp of Ogden Utah. They settled at Harlan, and were living there in Jan. 1876; he being the editor of the Harlan Record."

By 1877, H.L., Ada Mae and youngsters, Howard Everett & Gracie had moved from Harlan IA to Calvert Texas where H.L. was a reporter in the newspaper business. Many of his descendants, raised up in the business, also became newspapermen; journalists and printers. He was the editor of the Red Rock Review.

Children of Horatio Lindley & Ada Mae Wood:
1-Howard Everett Wood, b. 16MAR1874,
Harlan, Shelby IA;
became an El Paso news correspondent,
md. Anita J. (mn unk) Wood
d.13MAY1926, Tulsa OK;
2-Grace Marie Wood, b.~1876 Harlan, Shelby Co IA
md. Benjamin Franklin PURL Sr.
3-Samuel Mahan Wood,
b. 7OCT1877 Calvert, Robertson Co TX;
Pvt 1st cl, Spanish American War;
d. 10DEC1942, Bexar Co TX
bur. Fort Sam Houston National Cem, San Antonio TX
4-Mary F. Wood b. ~1879 TX.

H.L. and Ada Mae did not have the makings of an easy marriage. Ada divorced H.L. sometime before 1900 when we find Horatio L Wood in Chicago, a printer; age 47; he and both parents born in CT; divorced, living in a residence hotel.

In the meantime, "He became a widely known oil industry reporter."
Some of his articles. "SCOUTING WITH THE COLONEL" can be read in a Series of books about Petroleum entitled, THE PETROLEUM AGE": Volume 9; as well as other publications.

H.L. married, for a second time, in Independence KS at Christmas time circa 1903-04, to Alice Virginia (Last Name UNK). Alice was about 16-17 years old at the time of the marriage and H.L. would have been in his early 50s. Alice was born in Richmond VA and was raised there by foster parents. She received her education in a Catholic Convent in Virginia. H.L. and Alice had two children together, see below for details.

By 1910 we find H.L in Tulsa OK at age 57. H.L. who had been married for 6 yrs to Alice V. age 32; VA/Scotland/VA. They have 2 children: Clarence T, age 3, b. in CO; and Patrick, age 1. b. OK, Parents born CT & VA.
H.L. was a newspaperman.

Alice died on Friday, November 19, 1915 after an illness of two weeks. She had come down with a severe sore throat that progressed into a suffocating lung infection. The boys were just seven and nine. She is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa OK.

In 1920, H.L. was still in Tulsa, age 67, with sons Clarence T, 13 and Patrick, 11, wife, Lousia, b. NY, parents b. Germany.

In 1930 H.L, at 77. is in Tulsa living alone.

26JUL1930 Horatio died in Tulsa OK. He had been living in the household of Allen R and Ellen Cleveland, where he was a Boarder.
Family links: 
  Thomas Wood (1830 - 1917)
  Mary Ann Osborn Dikeman Wood (1830 - 1892)
  H L Wood (____ - 1915)
  Ada Matilda Sharp Wood (1856 - 1934)*
  Grace Marie Wood Purl (1875 - 1955)*
  Samuel Mahan Wood (1877 - 1942)*
  Horatio Lindley Wood (1852 - 1930)
  Howard Everett Wood (1861 - 1861)*
  Horace Greeley Wood (1863 - 1933)*
  Gracie Wood (1870 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
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Created by: anne
Record added: Dec 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63547578

- anne
 Added: Jun. 3, 2011

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