Langston Goree Wood

b. 27 September 1886, d. 1 April 1977

Langston Goree Wood, 1886-1977
  • Langston Goree Wood was born on 27 September 1886 in Phelps, Walker County, Texas.
  • In 1887, a photographic portrait was made of Mary Jane LeGrand Wood with her grandson Langston Goree Wood.
    Mary Jane LeGrand Wood and her grandson Langston Goree Wood
  • Martha Frances P. Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood, Sue Willie Goree, Mary LeGrand Goree and Fannie Brevard Goree.
  • He married Annie Agnes Madeley, daughter of Sam Madeley and Mary Florence Lockhart, on 10 March 1908 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. Also in the household were five boarders.
  • He was a merchant operating his own store, according to the 1910 census.
  • Langston Goree Wood registered for the draft on 5 June 1918 in Grimes County, Texas, while living in Navasota with his wife and two children, and employed there as a merchant.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. and Sam Madeley Wood.
  • He was a retail grocery merchant, according to the 1920 census.
  • A photograph was taken, about 1922, of Rush Brevard Wood, his uncle "Big" Rush, and cousin Goree Wood and his sons Sam Madeley and Goree Jr.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. and Sam Madeley Wood.
  • He was a grocery merchant, according to the 1930c census.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Williams.
  • He was a grocery merchant, according to the 1940 census.
  • Langston Goree Wood died on 1 April 1977 at age 90 in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas.
  • He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 7 April 1977 in the Navasota Examiner: Funeral services for Langston Goree Wood, 90, of Route 5, Conroe (Leonidas Community), were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, from the chapel of the Lindley-Robertson Funeral Home. The Rev. C.H. Stutes, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Navasota, officiated. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery. Mr. Wood died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, April 1, at the Medical Center Hospital in Conroe. Mr. Wood was born Sept. 27, 1886, in Phelps, Walker County, the son of Katie Reed and Rush Brevard Wood. On March 10, 1908, he was married to Miss Annie Madeley, and had been married 69 years this past March. He owned and operated a grocery store here in Navasota for many years. He was a member of the Navasota Fire Department for over 50 years. Mr. Wood was a member of the Navasota Lodge No. 299, A.F.&A.M. and a member of the First Methodist Church of Navasota. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie M. Wood of Route 5, Conroe; two sons, Langston Goree Wood, Jr. of Huntsville and Sam Madeley Wood of Conroe; along with four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Douglas Alley and S.K. Madeley, both of Conroe, Bert Hansen, Marcus Mallard, and H.W. Haynie, all of Navasota, and R.B. Wood of Richards. Honorary pallbearers were all members of the Navasota Fire Department.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2014

Family: Annie Agnes Madeley b. 16 September 1887, d. 8 March 1989