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 Martin Diller Wood

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Martin Diller Wood

Birth
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death
5 Apr 1904 (aged 60)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot
Section 19 Lot 13
Memorial ID
20632 View Source

Civil War Figure. He was the jailer in Lawrence, Kansas when the guerrilla forces of William Quantrill's raided the town and massacred many of the inhabitants. During the raid, he locked himself in the jail for safety, with Quantrill's men threatened to burn down the jail if he didn't come out. The guerrillas failed to come through with their threat, and the jail and Martin Wood survived.

Civil War Figure. He was the jailer in Lawrence, Kansas when the guerrilla forces of William Quantrill's raided the town and massacred many of the inhabitants. During the raid, he locked himself in the jail for safety, with Quantrill's men threatened to burn down the jail if he didn't come out. The guerrillas failed to come through with their threat, and the jail and Martin Wood survived.

Bio by: Bill Walker


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MARTIN WOOD
BORN: IN MIDDLEBURY, VT
ON: SEPT 22, 1843
DIED: APRIL 5, 1904
SOLDIER
CO. H 2ND KANSAS


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  • Maintained by: AJ
  • Added: 1 Mar 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 20632
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20632/martin-diller-wood: accessed ), memorial page for Martin Diller Wood (22 Sep 1843–5 Apr 1904), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20632, citing Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by AJ (contributor 1003) .