David Duffel Wood

David Duffel Wood

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Mar 1910 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 133549670 · View Source
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David was born to Jonathan Humphreys Wood and Wilhelmina Hunson Jones in 1838, in Pittsburgh. He was named after his uncle, a Civil War veteran.

In the 1850 census, he listed as attending the Pennsylvania Institute for the Instruction of the Blind, at the age of twelve, in Philadelphia.

He married Rachel E. Laird on Oct. 16, 1856. They had four children. Rachel died in 1895.

David married Alice M. Burdette on July 14, 1898. They had one child. Alice survived David by 38 years.

David was a career musician, teaching and playing the organ at churches. One of his students was his niece, Mary Ellison Wood.

Although David was blind, he was not limited in his accomplishment. He was highly regarded as the organist of St. Stephen's Church in Philadelphia for more than thirty years. He was respectfully known as "Professor Wood" among his associates and students.

David lived at the 1713 North Park Avenue address for more than 15 years in Philadelphia.

He died of pneumonia after a two day illness at the age of 72.

This notice appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, on March 29, 1910, page 13.

"WOOD. On March 27, 1910, DAVID D WOOD. Remains may be viewed at his late residence, 1713 North Park avenue, on Tuesday, after 7 P M., and on Wednesday morning until 12 P.M. Funeral services will be held in St. Stephen's Church, Tenth street, above Chestnut, on Wednesday, March 30, at 2 P M precisely. Interment private, at West Laurel Hill Cemetery."

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  • Created by: Kline Lynch
  • Added: 30 Jul 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133549670
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Duffel Wood (2 Mar 1838–27 Mar 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133549670, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kline Lynch (contributor 47937188) .