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 Horace Greeley “H.G.” Wood

Horace Greeley “H.G.” Wood

Allen, Mason County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Dec 1933 (aged 70)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot St. Elizabeth Section Plot 508 Grave 9
Memorial ID 59174202 · View Source
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H. G. WOOD was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann (Dykeman) Wood of Danbury CT. The family migrated to Illinois then Iowa and, finally, Round Rock, Texas. H.G. married Annie Marie Dooley of Kilkenney Ireland in Round Rock on 10AUG1891, and started his family there before moving to Cuero and then Seguin Texas. He established and edited newspapers along the way. H.G. and Annie Marie retired to San Diego CA in 1912, leaving the newpaper business to their sons.

H.G.'s mother, Mary Ann Dykeman Wood, died and is buried in Round Rock TX. His father, Thomas, accompanied the family to San Diego, California where he lived out his remaining life.

"Once upon a time in Austin TX, a young woman saw the attached picture in the window of a photography shop. To her sister-in-law, Ludie, she said, "I'm going to marry that man someday". The next day they went into the shop to find out who the man was - Horace Greeley Wood." And, yes, she got her wish; the two were wed and had six very interesting children

From the Brenham Weekly Banner (Brenham, Tex.) Vol. 26, No. 33, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 20, 1891: The Portal to Texas History:
"Mr. H. G. Wood, editor of the Round Rock News, and Miss Annie M. Dooley were married at the residence of the bride's brother, Mr. S. V. Dooley, at Round Rock, Tuesday last."

Newspaper: The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise › 1987 › March › 17 March 1987 › Page 10
"Horace Greely Wood, could himself be the subject of acclaim as a true pioneer of newspaper journalism in Texas, Taylor wrote. He was the publisher of the Round Rock newspaper when the outlaw, Sam Bass, was cornered and slain atop a small mountain nearby. Lawmen had pursued Bass to that site, and Wood was on hand nearby to write the original story about the incident."

San Diego Union
Dec 1933
"Horace Greeley Wood, age 71, of 4111 Eagle Street, a retired newspaper publisher who had resided in San Diego since 1912, died last Thursday night at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Wood had been in the newspaper business for many years, having owned publications at Round Rock, Cuero and Seguin Texas. All of his sons are newspaper men.

Besides his wife, Annie Wood, he is survived by three sons, T.V Wood, Long Beach; Howard J Wood, Willets Calif; Lucien Wood, San Diego and two daughters, Mrs C. K. Jackson and Miss Agnes Wood both of San Diego."

*ROUND ROCK; Williamson Co. TX
*1,100 population,
*on the International & Great Northern RR.,
*18m from Austin.
*Cotton and trading point.
*Fine building stone is found in large quantities.
*Seat of the Institute of the Presbytery of Central Texas.
***the NEWS: Fridays; four pages; size 22X30; subscription $1.00; established 1885; H. G. WOOD editor and publisher.***

"In 1895 H.G. Wood established the CUERO RECORD, a weekly newspaper in Cuero TX".

"In 1904 H.G. Wood puchased the Guadalupe Gazette from the Wm Bryan family. He was the Owner/Editor until he moved to San Diego in 1912. The newspaper was then run by sons Vince and Urb."

Horace Greeley Wood was a ggggg-grandson of Dr Samuel Wood and Rebecca Benedict; Founding Families of Danbury CT. Rebecca was the daughter of Thomas Benedict immigrant ancestor of the Benedict Family in America.

Paternal Ancestry: WOOD
Horace Greeley8 WOOD, Thomas7 WOOD, Harvey6 WOOD, Noah5 WOOD, Daniel4 Wood jr, Daniel3 Wood , Samuel2 Wood , DR Samuel1 Wood, Immigrant ancestor from Manchester, Yorkshire, England.

Immigration: WOOD: 1683 Manchester England>>Boston MA>>Hempstead Long Island>>Norwalk CT>>Danbury CT.

Maternal Ancestry: DIKEMAN / DYKEMAN:
MaryAnn9 Osborn Dykeman, Leander8 Dikeman, Niram7 Dikeman, Thaddeus6 Dikeman, Frederick5 Dikeman, John4 Dikeman, Cornelius3 Dikeman, Johannes2 Dikeman, Joris1 Dikeman. Immigration with the Dutch West Indes Company>>New Amsterdam.

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Horace Greeley Wood
Jan 22, 1863
Dec 8, 1933





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