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 John Wood

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John Wood Famous memorial

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
28 May 1898 (aged 81)
Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
15112522 View Source

US Congressman. Educated in Quaker schools, he worked in his father's tool making business. He moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and was an ironmaster for forty years. He later became the Borough of Conshohocken's justice of the peace, and first burgess. In 1859, along with William T. and Richard S. Bate, he founded a shop along the Schuylkill River manufacture of steam boilers in addition to blacksmithing and general work. As a Republican he would represent the Pennsylvania 5th District in the Thirty-Sixth Congress from 1859 to 1861. He was the brother of steel manufacturer Alan Wood, and the uncle of another US representative, Alan Wood, Jr.

US Congressman. Educated in Quaker schools, he worked in his father's tool making business. He moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and was an ironmaster for forty years. He later became the Borough of Conshohocken's justice of the peace, and first burgess. In 1859, along with William T. and Richard S. Bate, he founded a shop along the Schuylkill River manufacture of steam boilers in addition to blacksmithing and general work. As a Republican he would represent the Pennsylvania 5th District in the Thirty-Sixth Congress from 1859 to 1861. He was the brother of steel manufacturer Alan Wood, and the uncle of another US representative, Alan Wood, Jr.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 1 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 15112522
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15112522/john-wood: accessed ), memorial page for John Wood (6 Sep 1816–28 May 1898), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15112522, citing Montgomery Cemetery, West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.