Minnie E. Ragan

b. 16 February 1863, d. 22 November 1957

Minnie E Ragan Wood, 1863-1957
  • Minnie E. Ragan was born on 16 February 1863 in Houseville, Lewis County, New York.
  • Elhanan L. Ragan and Maria D. Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Turin, Lewis County, New York, living near Elhanan's brother Bradford.. Other members of the household included Minnie E. Ragan, Everett Henry Ragan.
  • Elhanan L. Ragan and Mary Vienna Hills appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Turin, Lewis County, New York. Other members of the household included Minnie E. Ragan, Everett Henry Ragan.
  • She and an unknown person obtained a marriage license on 13 January 1886 in Montague County, Texas.
  • She married George Scovell Wood, son of Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand, 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.
  • 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.
  • The following appeared on 26 December 1907 in The Journal and Republican: (Glenfield) Mrs. Minnie Ragan Wood, of Navasota, Texas, is visiting her uncle, E. E. Ragen, and his family.
  • The following appeared on 16 July 1909 in The Journal and Republican: (Houseville) Mrs. Nancy Ragan is recovering. [And in the same column,] Mrs. Minnie Ragan Wood and daughter, of Navasota, Texas, made a brief visit to her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Ragan, last week. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • She officially witnessed the death of George Scovell Wood on 28 September 1932 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Minnie E. Ragan became a widow at the 28 September 1932 death of her husband George Scovell Wood.
  • Maria Eloise Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at 700 Washington Avenue. Other members of the household included Minnie E. Ragan, Rufus Ernest Powell Jr.
  • Members of the Wood family gathered for a Sunday afternoon barbeque, about 1940.
    Wood family Sunday afternoon barbecue at Fairview cemetery, about 1940.
  • During the early 1950s, Doc and Ev Ponton were visited in Louisiana by Mrs. Robert Goree, Minnie Wood, Anna Goree, and Eloise Powell.
  • Minnie E. Ragan died on 22 November 1957 at age 94 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Brazos Valley Hospital.
  • She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 19 Jan 2017

Family: George Scovell Wood b. 19 June 1857, d. 28 September 1932