George Edward Wood

Photo courtesy Karin Heymer of
the Wood family

GEORGE EDWARD WOOD was born 17 Jul 1855 in Georges Creek, Marion County, Arkansas, and died 27 Apr 1907 in Texas.  He was the son of Manerva Jane Hudson and William Edwards Wood.  He married MARY PAMELIA MILLER Abt. 1876.  She was born Aug 6, 1858 in Tennessee, and died May 11, 1937 in Brown County, Texas.

George was William Wood’s only son.  William died before he was born – a victim of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah – a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train, at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks culminated on September 11, 1857 with the mass slaughter of the emigrant party by the Iron County district of the Utah Territorial Militia and some local Native Americans.. For a complete list of victims, see this page at

Burial: 1907, Downing Cemetery, Downing, Comanche County, Texas

Photo courtesy of Karin Heymer
of the Wood family

Burial: Moro Cemetery Blanket Brown County, Texas

Left to right: Manerva Jane (Hudson) Wood Northcott, George Edward Wood, May (Wood) Cowart Borland, Bess (Wood) Stephenson, Pearl (Wood) Poyner, Mary Pamela (Miller) Wood, Myrtle (Wood) Bagley, Sadie (Cowart) Piper Creech, Ruby (Wood) Smith, Lilly (Cowart) Borland, George Hardin Wood, and Cuba (Wood) Petross (in little chair). Taken in about 1904 at Comanche County, Texas.
Photo and description courtesy of Karin Heymer

Children of George Edward Wood and Mary Pamelia Miller

NANNIE MAY WOOD b. Jul 15 1879, Texas
John William “Will” WOOD b. 8 Jan 1881 in Waco, McLennan, Texas, d. 18 Nov 1966 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX
JOSEPH BARNETT WOOD b. 08 Aug 1884, Texas
ANNIE PEARL WOOD b. 26 Oct 1886, Texas
GEORGE HARDIN WOOD b. 16 Nov 1888, Texas, d. Nov. 6, 1981 Littlefield Lamb County, TX
RUBY VELMA WOOD b. 18 Jan 1893, Texas
Myrtle Estacia Wood b. 05 Jun 1895, Indian Territory
IRA CHESTER WOOD b. 20 Apr 1899, Comanche County, TX; d. 12 Oct 1905, Comanche County, Texas; Burial: 1905, Downing Cemetery, Downing, Comanche County, Texas
CUBA NEVADA WOOD b. 02 Aug 1901, Comanche County, TX; d. 13 Apr 1995, Tarrant County, TX

Genealogical Sources

  • Census: 1870, Marion County, Arkansas, Yellville, HH 24, July 21, 1870
  • Census: 1900, Comanche County, TX Precinct #1 ED #26 HH 216,  July 2, 1900
  • Census: 1910, Comanche County, TX, Precinct 5, ED 10, HH 52, April 20, 1910
  • Census: 1920, Comanche County, TX, Sidney, Precinct 1, ED 69, HH 103, Feb 16, 1920


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