Charles H. Wood(s)

Army Badge
  • Name: Charles H. Wood(s)
  • Location of Birth: Canada
  • Date of Birth: January 6, 1842
  • Date of Death: March 19, 1928 (86 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: 1865
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  • Military Highlights:
    Charles served with Company D of the 97th New York Infantry.

  • Wars Involved:
    Civil War

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    Note: Grave marker indicates last name is Wood, but news articles show the last name as Woods.

    Information from the Grand Rapids Herald Review, dated March 21, 1928.

    "Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon for the late Charles Woods, Civil war veteran, who died on Monday at a local hospital. Mr. Woods was one of the old timers in this section, having made his home in Grand Rapids and vicinity for nearly 40 years. He lived only three weeks longer than another Civil war veteran and close friend, A. G. Baker, with whom he made a wager many years ago that he would live the longer. Mr. Woods was 86 years of age. So far as known he had no immediate relatives in this section. He saw more than three years service in the Civil war, spending almost half of this time in a southern prison camp. The funeral services are in charge of the American Legion."

    Information from Itasca County Independent Newspaper, dated March 24, 1928

    "Charles Woods, Civil War Veteran, Dies
    Charles Woods, 86, civil war veteran died Monday at the home of Mrs. E. G. Baker who resides in the west end of town.
    Mr. Woods was born in Canada January 6, 1842 coming to the United States while a lad in his early 'teens. When he was nineteen years old he enlisted in the 97th New York infantry, and after three full years of service was discharged in 1865. He came to Michigan (?) about 45 years ago and for the last 40 years has been a resident of Grand Rapids.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Kremer mortuary, Attorney C. C. McCarthy, an old friend, delivering a funeral oration and reading the funeral service, as requested by the deceased. The services were in charge of the American Legion who attended in a body with color guard and firing squad. Members of the Legion also acted as pall bearers. Three salutes were fired over the grave, and taps were sounded honoring the gallant old gentleman who had been summoned into the Great Beyond."

    Charles is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-16-1-1)

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