Homer LeGrand Wood

b. 5 March 1892, d. 16 March 1972

Homer LeGrand Wood, 1892-1972
  • Homer LeGrand Wood was born on 5 March 1892 in Dolph (later Fairview), Grimes County, Texas.
  • Solomon and Mattie Wood and their children posed for a photograph in 1893.
  • Solomon William Wood and Martha Clarana Reed appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Homer LeGrand Wood, Rush Brevard Wood, Henry Campbell Wood, Walter Warren Wood, Ella Lynn Wood, Solomon William Wood Jr. and Elizabeth B. Hurst. It is worthy of note that birth information for the entire family is extraordinarily inaccurate.
  • He was working on the farm, according to the 1900 census.
  • William Dudley Dunn and Martha Moseley appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Memphis, Shelby County, Alabama, at 306 South Dudley Street. Other members of the household included Homer LeGrand Wood, Henry Campbell Wood, Anne E. Dunn and Martha Emily Wood.
  • He was a grocery clerk, according to the 1910 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Homer LeGrand Wood as a young man.
    Homer LeGrand Wood, 1892-1972
  • He married Lucille Burdick, daughter of Austin William Burdick and Sophia Becker, on 8 November 1911 in Shelby County, Tennessee. Bondsman was A. C. Hendrix..
  • Homer LeGrand Wood registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Crittendon County, Arkansas, while living in Gilmore, married with one child, employed as a farmer, and by by Davis Coal Company.
  • Homer LeGrand Wood and Lucille Burdick appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, at 1435 McMillan Street. Other members of the household included Homer Lagrand Wood.
  • He was manager of a coal company, according to the 1920 census.
  • Homer LeGrand Wood came back home to Grimes County for a visit, Easter 1928.
    Homer LeGrand Wood, 1892-1972
  • Sophia Becker appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, at 1425 McMillan Street. Other members of the household included Homer LeGrand Wood, Lucille Burdick, Homer Lagrand Wood and Arthur Becker.
  • He was a salesman for a coal company, according to the 1930 census.
  • The following appeared on 22 June 1932 in the Bryan Daily Eagle: In honor of the pioneers and their descendants who built up the community of Richards, and to compliment the Wood family and their relatives who returned from their Tennessee home to be among scenes of their childhood, an old-time barbecue with all the accessories was enjoyed Tuesday afternoon just before dusk at the site of the old Fairview Methodist Episcopal church, located about four miles out of Richards, in Grimes county.
         It was at the Fairview church and school where the pioneer settlers of Grimes county received their education and their fundamental spiritual training. The old church was established in 1861 and has now been removed to Richards, but the old familiar scenes brought back memories of other years.
         About 100 friends and relatives were present at the barbecue held in the woods adjacent to the old church site, and barbecued beef and mutton, salads, cakes and cold drinks were served.
         The occasion was complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wood and son, Legrande, and Mrs. A. W. Burdick, all of Memphis, Tenn., who are in Richards visiting the scenes of their childhood.
         Those initiating the barbecue were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. Harrell [sic] Haynie, and Mr. and Mrs. Rush Wood.
         Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Easley, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Le Norman, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bay Sr., J. F. Bay Jr., Marjorie Bay, Rev. and Mrs. George Avery, Robert, Helen and Pauline Avery, Mrs. T. P. Witt, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Haynie and Jeff Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harrell [sic] Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Easley, Miss Mary Easley, Robert Easley, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Easley, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullock, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hickson, R. McCune, Mrs. Teague McCune, Rush Wood Sr., Mrs. Annie Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Haynie, Mr. and Mrs. Scott McCune, Mrs Carrie Garner, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Luper, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. McCune, S. B. McKinney, Marvin and Bob McCune, Miss Marie Witt, Mrs. Floyd Shelburne, Miss Mamie Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McCune, Dorothy Kemp, Charles Eugene Haynie, Don and Ben Haynie Le Norman, all of Richards.
         Mr. and Mrs. Lockett Kennard and son Edward, Mr. and Mrs. L. Kennard, Miss A. B. Farquhar, Miss Elizabeth Siddall, Mr. and Mrs. John Kennard, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Wood and children Gertrude, Campbell and Irvin, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Kennard, and Dudley Brown, all of Anderson.
         Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wood, L. G. Wood Jr., Miss Ruth Driscoll, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wood, Mrs. R. E. Powell and son Rufus, Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Goree, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Wood, all of Navasota.
         Mrs. Maggie Stoneham, W. I. Stoneham, of Stoneham.
         Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Garvin, Huntsville; Mrs. W. R. Thomas and children, Will Thomas Jr., Frances, Jessie and Anna B. Thomas, Mrs. Lee J. Rountree and Miss Elsbeth Wipprecht of Bryan; Mrs. C. C. Caswell, Biloxi, Miss; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Crutchfield of Singleton; Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Williams, Huntsville; Mrs. R. C. Wood, Houston; Clifford, Mary and John Crutchfield of Singleton; Mrs. Florence Rabon, Henry Rabon, of Montgomery. Bryan Daily Eagle, 22 June 1932, pp 1 & 6. NewspaperArchive image accessed online at Godfrey Memorial Library, May 2015.
  • Homer LeGrand Wood and Lucille Burdick appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, at 1425 McMillan. Other members of the household included Homer Lagrand Wood.
  • He was employed as a salesman by a coal and ice company, according to the 1940 census.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Lucille Burdick on 18 February 1947 at 1425 McMillan Street in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; at her residence.
  • His wife Lucille Burdick became a widow at his death.
  • He married Virginia E. Davis on 11 September 1949 in Shelby County, Tennessee, with Robert A. Clark, MG, officiating.. License 8 September, bondsman N. Aylesworth..
  • The SSDI lists Shelby County, Tennessee, as the last residence of record of Homer LeGrand Wood.
  • Homer LeGrand Wood died on 16 March 1972 at age 80.
  • His wife Virginia E. Davis became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2016

Family 1: Lucille Burdick b. 21 December 1893, d. 18 February 1947

Family 2: Virginia E. Davis b. 19 January 1897, d. 1 June 1975