George Scovell Wood

b. 19 June 1857, d. 28 September 1932

George Scovell Wood, 1757-1932
  • George Scovell Wood was born on 19 June 1857 in Texas.
  • Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Danville PO, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included George Scovell Wood, Rush Brevard Wood, Solomon William Wood, Robert Cummings Wood, Martha Frances P. Wood and Milton LeGrand Wood.
  • Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included George Scovell Wood, Rush Brevard Wood, Solomon William Wood, Robert Cummings Wood, Martha Frances P. Wood, Milton LeGrand Wood, Campbell Clark Wood and Green Alexander Wood.
  • He was a farm hand, according to the 1870 census.
  • George Scovell Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, boarding in a hotel operated by Whitfield Kain.
  • He was a grocery store clerk, according to the 1880 census.
  • He married Minnie E. Ragan, daughter of Elhanan L. Ragan and Maria D. Smith, on 15 January 1886 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • Evelina Wood wrote from Willis to her grandson Wood Powell in Christian County, Illinois on 12 April 1887, " . . . Your aunt Mary Jane is going to Montgomery soon & from there to North Carolina to see Mrs. Brevard, the lady by whom she was raised. Dr. Legrand wrote Mary Jane he would foot all of her expenses - a dear good brother. Milton Wood is building a brick house with seven rooms. He is making money & saves it - he has only one child. George Wood & wife will begin keeping house now very soon. Green Aleck will remain with his father & mother. . . ."
         Letter in private collection of B. M. Henwood, descendant of Wm Wood Powell; original transcription by R. E. Reichardt.
  • With all their children in town for Green Mark and Mary Jane's 50th wedding anniversary celebration in April 1896, it is likely that this was the occasion for the photograph of their five surviving sons, treasured more than a hundred years later by all of their descendants.
  • The following appeared on 14 February 1899 in The Daily Examiner: Geo. S. Wood returned last night from his eastern trip.
  • George Scovell Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Minnie E. Ragan, Maria Eloise Wood, Herbert Ragan Wood and Philip Aurene Wood.
  • He was a merchant, according to the 1900 census.
  • George Scovell Wood and Minnie E. Ragan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maria Eloise Wood and Herbert Ragan Wood.
  • He was working in real estate, according to the 1910 census.
  • George Scovell Wood and Minnie E. Ragan appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maria Eloise Wood, Rufus Ernest Powell and Rufus Ernest Powell Jr.
  • He was a real estate agent, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 15 May 1924 in The Journal and Republican: Houseville friends were sorry to learn of the death of little George Milton, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Powell, and grandson of Mrs. George Wood, of Navasota, Texas. Mrs. Wood will be remembered by old friends as Minnie Ragan, who formerly resided in this locality.
  • George Scovell Wood and Minnie E. Ragan appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, and one female servant.
  • George Scovell Wood died on 28 September 1932 at age 75 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, . His death was officially witnessed by Minnie E. Ragan.
  • His wife Minnie E. Ragan became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jun 2015

Family: Minnie E. Ragan b. 16 February 1863, d. 22 November 1957