||Jack T. Wood
Jack T. Wood, farmer, section 17, Brooks Township, was born October 11, 1857, in Volinia, Cass Co., MI, and is a son of Henry H. and Catherine (Gant) Wood. His father was born Oct. 15, 1822 in the State of New York. He was a farmer and also engaged to a considerable extent in the management of saw-mills. In 1849 he went to California, where he operated in gold mining two years, and in 1851 came back to Michigan. In 1858 he made another trip to the land of golden promise, remaining seven years. He died in Newaygo Co., March 26, 1880. The mother was born Dec. 13, 1822, and is still living, in VanBuren Co., MI.
Mr. Wood was engaged in the callings of farmer and sawyer with his father during his minority, and attended school winters. He is almost exclusively engaged in farming and owns 160 acres of land on sections 16 and 17 of Brooks Township. Of this, 50 acres is cleared and well improved, having good farm buildings and other creditable farm fixtures. He is a Republican in political affinity.
Mr. Wood was married July 12, 1882, to Cynthia H. Wilson. She was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, Aug. 12, 1863, and is the daughter of Thomas P. and Emily Wilson, both of whom are living in Newaygo County. They became residents of Michigan in 1864, when the daughter was six months old. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have one child, Loyd A., born June 3, 1883.
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