Infomation about George Wood and a brief overview of his life in Washington, KY.
This was taken from a title: 'A New Village called Washington' sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council. The author is a research associate at the University of Kentucky. This is an archaelogical study so the reading is somewhat dry. This is a Flash enabled document
This is a scanned document of a letter sent by JJ Wood of Maysville, Ky to his grand-niece in Delphi regarding early settlement of Maysville by the Wood family. It is in PDF format. 1.3Megs
Some Delphi milestones listed by dates - This is a flash document
A short history of the Delphi Methodist (1824-1976) Church compiled by Charles Allison Wood Sr., this is in Flash format.
The first hundred years is a short history of Carroll County. Researched by Charles Allison Wood Sr. This is in Flash format

Census records for the Wood Family
The JJ Wood Historical Letter
The First Hundred Years
History of the Delphi Methodist Church
Delphi - Its Heritage
Washington, KY


C A Wood

Charles A. Wood died at his home on Front street last Saturday morning a six o'clock at the age of 83 years.

     Mr. Wood was born in Mason county Ky. , July 11, 1817.   His father, with the family came to Indiana and settled in Indianapolis in 1823, two years before the state capital was established there.   They lived on a farm at the outskirts of the town, not far from the present location of the Grand Hotel.   Mr. Wood came to Delphi about 1845 with his brother-in-law George Robertson, who died in 1865.   Mr. Robertson was a practical paper maker, and together they built a mill and engaged in the manufacture of paper.   Mr. Wood made frequent trips to Indianapolis and other cities, even to Chicago , by wagon, marketing the product of the mill.   In those days almanacs were sold, instead of being distributed free as advertisements, and with his   Mr . Wood also sold the John Rosser's Dutch-English Almanac.   In exchange he took ginseng, beeswax, “Red Dog” and Blue Pup,” the old canal script, which for lack of a better name, was called money.

     The first paper mill in which Mr. Wood was interested as built in 1845 and successfully operated until 1849, when it burned, Robertson then went to California and on his return, two years later, he and Mr. Wood built another paper mill and operated it until the death of the former in 1865, when the mill was sold to the late Abner H. Bowen.   Later Mr. Wood operated for several years a flax mill which stood just below the Kerlin warehouse.   The machinery is still there.   He was also engaged for a time in the live stock and grain trade.   He retired from active business about fifteen years ago.

     Mr. Wood was of a family of eleven children.   One sister, Aunt Axia Robertson, now 73, is the only one living.   In 1859 Mr. Wood was married to Delia Harter and of this union four children were born.   Two are living, Miss Addie Eldridge and Mr. Will Wood; Harry died in 1882 and Charles in 1898.

     Last summer Mr. Wood, with nine other octogenarians, were photographed.   His death is the second from the group, the other was Alexander Moore, of Flora.   He was good citizen in all that the term implies.   What higher tribute could be paid to the memory of any man?   It is doubtful if in all the years of his busy, active life he ever made an enemy; certainly he had none at his death.   Always kind and considerate towards all, he was especially so with his family ,   and _______ever to them will be the memory of the husband, father and brother who never uttered and unkind word to those who were dearest and nearest to him in his daily life.

     The funeral services took place at the family residence Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Addison Park and what was mortal of Charles Wood now lies at rest in the Mason cemetery on the hill.

William Harter Wood

Will H. Wood, 86, passed away in his sleep at St. Elizabeth hospital Wednesday night of last week. A member of a prominent pioneer family he had fallen down a few basement steps on Tuesday night, Feb 19, at the home of his son, Robert in south Delphi, fracturing his left hip. In his early life Mr. Wood had been connected with the lime kilns here, and later was in the grocery business. Following his retirement he had taken much interest in raising small fruits and flowers at this home south Delphi.

Born in Delphi July 24, 1865, he was a son of Charles A. and Delia Harter Wood. In 1900 he was united in marriage with Opal Cartwright, who preceed him in death in 1936. He was a member of the Delphi Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Mayor Charles A. Wood; Robert Wood, manager of the Carroll Telephone Company here, and John Wood of South Bend. He leaves also, four grandchildren and five great-grand-children. Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Jackson funeral home with Rev. William E. Rix officiating. Mrs. Ralph Melin sang "Perfect Day", accompanied by Mrs. John Delaney Jr. organist. Pall bearers were: Charles and David Wood and John E. Walker of Delphi; Michael Wood of South Bend; Harry Shigley, Monticello, and Millard McConnell of Lafayette. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetary

Charles Allison Wood Sr.

Charles A. (Chilly) Wood, 75, 602 Riley Road, Delphi, former mayor of Delphi, died Monday night, Feb. 14, 1977, at 10:59 in Home Hospital where he had been a patient since December 28. Born July 12, 1901, at Delphi, his parents were William H. and Mary Opal Cartwright Wood. He married Opal M. Berry Dec. 24, 1923, in Monticello and she survives. Mr. Wood was Mayor of Delphi 17 years. City Judge four years and City Councilman three years. While Mayor he fostered the flood control project, began the improvement program for the water works system including the water works building. He was responsible for beautification and redevelopment of Riley Park and Riley Park Annex. He was a lifetime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church where he had served as chaiman of the board of trustees, Sunday School superintendent and was active in many other capacities of the chuch. He and a committee had just recently completed a current history of the church.

He had held several positions in local and sitrict Boys Scouts including being a member of the board of Three Rivers Council. In 1953 he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award which is one of the highest honors in scouting.

Mr. Wood was a member and a past president of Delphi Rotary Club and in 1955 was named its "Outstanding Citizen of the Year". In 1947 he received national recognition for his service to Rotary. He has served as director and president of the Delphi Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Carroll County Old Settlers Association where he was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Delphi and had been active with youth in the Little League Program. Mr. Wood had been employed by the Carroll Telephone Company for 50 years and was retired. Survivors with the wife are three sons, Charles A. Wood, North Hollywood, Calif.; David A. Wood, Delphi, William A. Wood, Ventura, Calif.; two brothers, Robert W. Wood, Delphi ad John C. Wood, South Bend: ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Delphi with Rev. Donald Ashley officiating. Friends may call at Thompson Funeral Home from 6 to 9 this Wednesday evening. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church

Robert William Wood
Robert W. Wood, 83, 303 West Front Street in Delphi, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1985, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette He is a former Carroll Telephone official and bailiff of the Carroll Carroll Circuit Court. Rites are pending at Horn Funeral home in Delphi
David Alan Wood

42-year telephone employee David A. Wood 63, of Delphi, died at 10:55 pm July 6, 1990, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, where he had been a patient for four days. Born Sept. 24, 1926, in Delphi, he was the son of Charles A. "Chilly" and Opal M. Berry Wood. His marriage was on June 24, 1945 in Delphi to Marilyn Hubbard. She preceded in death on May 28, 1987 He was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School and had attended Purdue University for one year. He was an Army veteran of WW II. Wood retired in June 1988 from the Alltel Indiana where he had been employed for 42 years. The company was formerly Carroll Telephone Company. He was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church, Delphi American Legion Post 175 and had served on the Voluteer Delphi, Tri Twp. Fire Department for over 30 years. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Clear of Camden, and a son David A. Wood Jr., Columbia S.C.: his mother, Opal of Delphi, two brothers, Charles A. Wood and William A. Wood, both of California, and five grandchildren. Services were today at Horn Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ellwood Smith officiating. Burial with American Legion Rites was in Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carroll County Cancer Association.

Faye Wright Wood

Retired Court Bailiff Faye Wright Wood, 83, formerly of Delphi, died at 3:25 p.m. April 8, 1990 at the Brethren's Home, Flora. She had been in failing health five years and a resident of the home four years.

Born Feb. 18, 1907, in Clinton County, she was the daughter of Fred and May King Wright. She was a graduate of Kirklin High School. Her marriage was on Oct. 26, 1934, in Warsaw, to Robert W. Wood, who died Dec. 24, 1985.

She and her husband were appointed bailiffs of the Carroll Circuit Court in 1971 by Judge Watson McCormick. They held positions until retiring on July 31, 1983. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, a life member of Carroll Chapter 475, Order of Eastern Star; and a member of the associate chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority.

Surviving are two great-nephews who grew up in her home, Stephen R. Wood of Rt. 2 Delphi, and Thomas J. Wood of Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Services were today at Horn Funeral Home with Dr. Ellwood Smith officiating, Burial was in Masonic Cemetary, Delphi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphi United

Opal May Wood
Delphi - Opal M. Wood, 93, of 701 Armory Rd died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She was born in White County on July 14, 1904, to Arthur and Rebecca "Bea" Bunger Berry. She married Charles "Chilly" Wood in Monticello on Dec. 24, 1921. He died on Feb. 14, 1977. She had lived at St. Elizabeth Health care for the past 3 1/2 years. She was educated in the Monticello schools. Her late husband was the former mayor of Delphi. She has worked for the former Carroll County Telephone Company in Delphi. She had also worked in the County Assessor's Office. She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the president of the Residents' Council of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She and her late husband were active in the Carroll County Republican Party She is survived by two sons Charles A. and William A. both of Ventura and three sisters, Mildred Nestboth of South Dakota, Virginia Ovens and Donna Shephard both of Sacramento. Also two grandsons raised in her home. Charles Woody Wood of Canyon Country, CA., and Douglas Wood of Glendale, CA. with eight other grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. One son is deceased. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday at the Horn Funeral Home, delphi with the Rev. Mark Hiermon officiating. Visitation will be from 3 pm today at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Masonic cemetery of Delphi. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center.
Charles Allison Wood Jr.
Charles Allison Wood Jr., 80, formerly of Delphi, died in Tehachapi, California on Dec. 6 2004. He was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Delphi. Surviving are his wife Gillian Wheeler Wood, four sons; Charles and Douglas Wood of California; Tom Wood of Oklahoma and Steve Wood of Delphi, Two Daughters Carol Statton and Carla Cook both of California; two step children and a brother William Wood of Ventura, CA.; and twelve grandchildren.



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