WOOD, FRANCIS A.
WOOD, SHIMER, CORTON, BROWN, TENNANT
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Date: 6/16/2004 at 15:28:38
Biography reproduced from page 445 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Francis A. Wood, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Shimer) Wood, was born in Black Hawk Co., Iowa, March 8, 1859. When twenty-three years of age he came to Kossuth county and purchased the north half of the northeast quarter of section 2, Burt township. He has forty acres under cultivation, and is interested largely in grain and stock raising. In 1881 Mr. Wood was married to Susan E. J., daughter of John and Susan (Corton) Brown, the oldest settler in Burt township. Mrs. Wood is the daughter spoken of in John Brown’s biography, as being the child who had not seen her father since two years of age, until 1881. She was born Oct. 16, 1862, in Wisconsin. When two years of age her parents separated, Mrs. Brown taking Emma and going to live with a brother. Her mother two years afterwards married again, and Emma, after living at home five years, went to live with John Tennant, of Black Hawk Co., Iowa. She lived with Mr. Tennant until eighteen years of age, being educated while living there. She thinks as much of Mr. Tennant’s family as she would of her own parents. Mrs. Wood hearing of a Mr. Brown in Kossuth county, and supposing him to be her hopes realized, came to visit him in 1881. Mr. Brown then prevailed on his new son-in-law to buy a place near him, and all are happy.
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