About the Author: Jim Wood was born in Big Rapids and is a retired aerospace engineer. His wife Doraluvinia, was born in Los Angeles and is a stained glass artisan. They reside at Peachwood in Millbrook Town, Mecosta County, Michigan on a high and windy hill where times stands still.
Sadly, I report that Jim passed away in October 2006 and will be missed by all who knew him. He was always working on genealogy and the history of the area and could answer so many questions. What will we ever do without his expertise and willingness to help.