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Lieut Harvey Scribner Wood
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1839
Marysville (Union County)
Union County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1883
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

From the "History of Union County, Ohio" by Beers 1883. P. 157-58.

"Harvey S. Wood, nurseryman, is a native of Marysville, Union County, Ohio, where he was born December 10, 1839 and is the youngest son of Ira and Margaret Wood, natives of New York and Pennsylvania, respectively. Ira, with his father, John U, were among the first families to join in the early settlements of this county. The subject of this sketch in early life was engaged as a salesman in his native city, and at the breaking out of the rebellion, he gave his service to the Union army and entered the ranks of the Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in April 1861. He served the call for four months and re-enlisted October 20, 1861 as a private in Company F, Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served 3 years. He received promotion to First Sergeant in October 1862 and Second Lieutenant the same year, in which rank he was taken prisoner at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, December 29, 1862 and was confined in Libby Prison at Richmond, Virginia until May 7, 1863 when he was exchanged and returned to service at Vicksburg and participated in the siege and surrender of that stronghold. Soon after the battle of Jackson, Miss. in 1863 the superior officer, Capt. Monroe, died and Lieut Wood succeeded to the command of the company, in which rank he served until the close. Prior to his capture, he engaged in the battles of Mill Springs, Ky, January 19, 1862, Cumberland Gap, Tenn, June 18, 1862, Tazewell, Tenn, August 6, 1862, Manchester Tenn, August 29, 1862. He was honorably discharged November 25, 1864. Returning to peaceful pursuits, he was engaged in the dry goods business at Richwood, Union County, until the close of 1866, when he formed a partnership with an uncle (Harvey Hawley), in a wholesale notion house at Bellefontaine, Ohio. His uncle's death occurred the following year and the stock was closed out. Mr. W returned to Marysville and joined his brother John H. (Wood) in the wholesale and retail notion business. This firm dissolved in 1879 and he purchased and settled upon his present place, where he has been successfully engaged in the nursery business. He was married, in 1861 to Miss Sarah, a daughter of William and Isabel Phillips and a native of Richwood, where her parents settled until to the close of life's journey. This union has been blessed with five children, all of whom are living, viz, Isabel L, Mary P, Annie H, Sarah and Harvey. Mr Wood served in the City Council four years and has always taken an interest in all public affairs. He is a member of the Blue Lodge and Chapter of Masons, of Red Men and of the GAR. Politically, he is a Republican."

From the Marysville Tribune, June 20, 1883:

"Death of Harvey S Wood: Harvey S. Wood died at Knoxville, Tenn., June 10th, 1883, Of Apoplexy. Acompanied by his wife and daughter Anna, He Left Cincinnati on the morning of the 7th, arrived at Knoxville Friday morning. On Saturday with his wife he took a long ride through the country, traveling over thirty miles. The heat was excessive; and during the afternoon Mr. Wood complained a great deal of it. After arriving at the hotel near 5 o'clock, he ate a hearty lunch, saying he never felt so warm. In the evening he and Anna went on the balcony to witness the performance of an acrobat and appeared to enjoy it much and said he had made many pleasant acquaintances. Mr. Wood talked quite late of his future plans and was very anxious to remain there. About half past 5, Mrs W. awoke, hearing her husband making a noise-supposed it to be a nightmare-but finding she could not rouse him, rang the bell for help. In a few minutes he was in a severe paroxysm which lasted an hour. Consciousness slowly returned at 8 o'clock he talked of returning home on Monday. He insisted on his wife an daughter going to breakfast-said he was not suffering any pain-but was burning up. In a few minutes he became unconscious and died twenty minutes past eight o'clock, Sabbath morning. Kind friends offered every assistance. The Masons, representing four different lodges in the city, did everything in their power to assist her while she was there and facilitate her journey home. The remains were escorted to the depot by members of the four lodges and every case of sympathy was shown the wife and daughter. They left Knoxville Tenn. at five p.m., arrived home at eleven thirty the next day. Mrs. Wood wishes to say that though in a strange land among those she had never known, yet their kindness and sympathy were as freely given as though she had known them her entire life. And her recollection of Knoxville-though sad-will ever be a cherished memory of kind hearts and deeds, which years and circumstances can never obliterate."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ira Wood (1799 - 1839)
  Margaret Hawley Wood Fleck (1807 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Sara Woods Phillips Wood (1840 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Isabella Louise Wood Campbell (1865 - 1924)*
  Mildred Wood Loar (1868 - 1932)*
  Anne Hawley Wood Cantrall (1870 - 1943)*
  Harvie Margaret Wood McCoid (1879 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Synthia Wood Power (1825 - 1861)*
  Isabel Wood (1827 - 1832)*
  Uriah G Wood (1831 - 1836)*
  John Hawley Wood (1832 - 1914)*
  Andrew Gerow Wood (1835 - 1924)*
  Hylas Wood (1837 - 1915)*
  Harvey Scribner Wood (1839 - 1883)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Marysville (Union County)
Union County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Scott Hawley
Originally Created by: BigTrav (inactive)
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31664625
Lieut Harvey Scribner Wood
Added by: Scott Hawley
 
Lieut Harvey Scribner Wood
Added by: Scott Hawley
 
Lieut Harvey Scribner Wood
Added by: Scott Hawley
 
 
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