16 April 1829–26 May 1898
|An ex-Canadian Who Made Many Friends in This Vicinity Passes Away
Death has entered our community again, and taken one of our oldest pioneers. Amos Wood was born in Canada, April 16, 1829, and died in Hale township, May 26, 1898, where he lived until the time of his death.
He was married to Sarah Smith in 1850 and to them was born nine children, six of whom, together with his wife, survive to mourn his death.
Your correspondent has known Mr. Wood for over a quarter of a century, and he was always known as an upright, honest man in all his dealings.
By hard work and economy he had gathered, together a considerable amount of property, and a few years ago he retired from active work to enjoy the fruits of his early struggles, in the far west. Death came so sudden that we can hardly realize that he has gone.
The funeral sermon was preached on the beautiful lawn at the old house where Mr. Wood has lived for forty years. After the funeral services were over, a large procession of friends and neighbors followed the remains to the Hale Cemetery, where they were laid away to rest, he being the first member of the family buried there.
In the death of Mr. Wood, our community, as well as the county has lost a much respected and valued citizen and the community will deeply feel his loss. Mr. Wood was a son of the late James and Nancy Wood, and resided on the Howard and Harwich Townline, near Troy, where he spent his childhood days. He was a brother of Mrs. James Craig, near Morpeth and of Phillip Wood of Chatham township and of Mrs. S. Kerby, of Corunna, Mich.
Submitted by: Kathy Anthony
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