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 William D. Wood

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William D. Wood

Birth
California, USA
Death 23 Mar 1917 (aged 58)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Lot 535
Memorial ID 19179455 View Source
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Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from April 6, 1896 until July 1897. He was appointed mayor by the Seattle City Council to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Frank D. Black, who had resigned after only one month in office. He was a prominent city attorney and real estate developer, credited with founding Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood, and establishing the Green Lake Trolley Line, linking the Seattle communities of Green Lake and Fremont. In 1884 he was elected to the position of Probate Judge of King County. In July 1897 he abruptly submitted his resignation as mayor of Seattle to pursue gold interests in the far north, as part of Alaska's famous Klondike gold rush. The former mayor died in Seattle from an intestinal ailment at the age of 59.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 1 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19179455
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/19179455/william-d.-wood : accessed ), memorial page for William D. Wood (1 Dec 1858–23 Mar 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19179455, citing Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .