Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...children, namely: Pearl, who is bookkeeper for the Keller Brick Company, and wife of Albert Phelps, who is employed by the firm; and Earl L., Claude, Helen and Ada. Mrs. Keller is a member of Trinity Reformed Church of Akron. In politics, Mr. Keller is a Republican. Fraternally, he is connected with the Modern Woodmen. FREDERICK WOOD, a highly respected citizen of Akron, and a pioneer resident of Summit County, whose business life at Peninsula covered more than fifty years, was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1828, his parents being Nesbitt and Eliza (Morton) Wood. In 1835 the parents of Mr. Wood came to.-merica with their children. They lived for two years in Michigan and then removed to Ohio, settling in Boston Township, Summit County. There the father died in 1863 and was survived five years by his wife. From the age of eighteen years, when he entered into business, until his final retire-_ ment, Mr. Wood's whole life was given to mercantile pursuits. After several years of training in the stores of the village of Boston, in 1853 Mr. Wood embarked in business for himself at Peninsula, with which place he was identified for over a half century. He served in many of the township and town offices, for over twenty years was postmaster. and was the promoter and backer of many of the successful enterprises of the place. For twenty years or more he operated a stone quarry in Boston Township. With his retirement from active business life and removal to Akron he severed many ties at Peninsula. In 1854 Mr. Wood was married to Charlotte M. Barnhart, who was born June 19, 1836, at Peninsula, where she died October 22, 1890. She was a daughter of Jacob and Rhoda (Bronson) Barnhart, the former of whom was born in New York and became a...show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895274
  • 9781236895271