|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1896|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1926|
Bernie married Frances Pulliam/Pullman in Council Grove, Kansas.
They had one child.
I do not know the exact date of his death. Since he was buried in Council Grove's cemetery, there must be some record of when he was interred. There might also be an obituary of him in the local newspaper.
All I know is that he died from an embolism, following a leg injury. At the time, he lived in Illinois, where he played on the farm team for one of Chicago's baseball teams, which would have been the Cubs or the White Sox.
Received from David Aspelin
On Oct 23, 2016
Council Grove [Kansas] Republican, 08 September 1926, page 1.
Bernie Wood Dead
Was in Hospital only Forty-Eight Hours
Bernie [Arthur Bernard] Wood, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. [Arthur James] Wood [of Council Grove], died very suddenly, in the Missouri Pacific [Railroad’s] hospital, at Little Rock, [Pulaski County,] Arkansas, last night [07 September 1926]. Word of his death reached his parents at 6 o’clock this morning. His remains will be brought back here for burial, but no arrangements for the funeral will be made for several days.
Bernie was a crack pitcher for the Missouri Pacific [Railroad Company’s] baseball team, and was on a winning tour when overtaken by his fatal illness. The team had gone to Little Rock for a Labor Day [Monday, 06 September 1926] game, and Bernie complained of feeling ill, so he was sent to hospital Sunday night [05 September 1926], to rest. [Team] Supt. Kirk wired his wife, Mrs. [Francis Pullman] Wood, in Osawatomie [Kansas], that Bernie was in the hospital, but he had participated in two winning games— at Kansas City and Fall City, Nebraska—and no alarm was felt over his condition. He was unable to play Monday [06 September 1926], but his parents here talked with a member of the hospital’s staff, yesterday, and received assurances that his disposition seemed only temporary.
A congested condition of the blood [i.e., a blood clot], in his abdominal and arm muscles, developed before the baseball trip, and it is assumed that this congestion, with a kidney complication, was responsible for his unexpected death [from an embolism].
Bernie Wood was 30 years old. He was a graduate of Council Grove high school and a member of the Leavenworth Shrine [i.e., he was a Shriner].
Child: Arhur E Wood
(July 18, 1920 - April 4, 1987)
Arthur James Wood (1864 - 1931)
Amanda Stiver Wood (1861 - 1946)
Arthur Eugene Wood (1920 - 1987)*
Lawrence Earl Wood (1890 - 1918)*
Mary Nira Wood Gleason (1895 - 1979)*
Arthur Bernard Wood (1896 - 1926)
Created by: RMW
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72961298