Campbell Wood Jr.

b. 23 March 1892, d. 16 October 1964

Campbell Wood Jr, 1892-1964
  • Campbell Wood Jr. was born on 23 March 1892 in Cherokee, San Saba County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 1 April 1892 in The San Saba County News: (Cherokee) Dr. Campbell Wood, that gallant old confederate, who followed the flag of the lost cause as Hood's Adjutant General until it went down in gloom lives near our village. He is the father of seven interesting daughters and has always said, that if he was not the father of a warrior, he hoped he would be the father of some warrior's wife. He never tires of telling tales of grim vissaged war. He was in the village yesterday and seemed to be all smiles elated about something. We were not surprised at his joy when he informed us that he had a boy at his house, had just weighed him, that he tipped the scales at 15 lbs. I know now what his father will call him, but I hame him Hood. Hope he may be sent to west point and in the coming time, fight as gallantly for Uncle Sam as his father did for Texas Confederacy.
  • Campbell Wood and Ann Hall Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in San Saba County, Texas. Other members of the household included Campbell Wood Jr., Elizabeth Augusta Wood, Annie Laurie Wood, Campbell Ella Wood, Ellerbe English Wood and Mary Lou Wood.
  • The following appeared on 14 November 1903 in The Lampasas Leader: Mrs. Campbell Wood, of this city, passed away, in Houston, on Monday, Nov. 10, 1902, at 8 a.m. Mrs. Wood has been a great sufferer for many months, and at her earnest entreaty she was carried to Houston early in October, Miss Bessie Chism, of this city, kindly accompanying her, and where she was met by two of her daughters and other relatives. Her death was not unexpected. Though all of the family could not be with her, three of her daughters attended and tenderly nursed her, and there were present many other relatives of the family. The interment took place at Willis, in Montgomery county, on Tuesday afternoon, where the family formerly lived before moving to this section of the state. The family have resided in this city since October, 1901, having moved from Cherokee, San Saba county.
  • Elizabeth Augusta Wood appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Dallas, Texas, at 213-1/2 Royal Street. Other members of the household included Campbell Wood Jr.
  • He was a salesman of electric supplies, according to the 1910 census.
  • Campbell Wood Jr. registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Dallas County, Texas, while single and living in Dallas, employed as a salesman by the US government at Leon Springs Military Reservation in Bexar County.
  • He served during World War I first in field artillery 90th Division and then in the office of the director of military aeronautics, attaining the rank of major.
  • He married Genevieve Mildred Jenkins, daughter of Jesse Franklin Jenkins and Augusta Benton, on 9 August 1924 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, with Rev. F. E. George officiating. Witnesses were R. M. Wilmot Shaw and Helen Kirby, both of Lansing. Bride's age was recorded as 30 years, groom age 32, both residents of Dallas, Texas.
  • Campbell Wood Jr. and Genevieve Mildred Jenkins appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Manhattan, New York County, New York, at 17 East 96th Street.
  • The following appeared on 23 December 1937 in The San Antonio Light: Miss Elerbe Wood of New York and Paris, but formerly of San Antonio, and her brother, Campbell Wood of New York, are the guests of Miss Bessie Wood and Mrs. Evelyn Riley. Miss Wood and her brother will leave soon by plane for a few days in Mexico City. Upon their return East, Miss Wood will sail soon after the new year for Paris.
  • In September 1938, Campbell Wood Jr. was living in Manhattan, New York County, New York, at 128 Central Park West according to the published probate notice following the death of his wife Genevieve.
  • Campbell Wood Jr. became a widower at the 3 September 1938 death of his wife Genevieve Mildred Jenkins.
  • The following appeared on 30 September 1938 in The New York Times: (Wills for Probate, Manhattan) Genevieve Mildred Wood (Sept. 3), Estate, $200. Campbell Wood, husband, 128 Central Park West. Other heirs two brothers.
  • The following appeared on 3 November 1940 in The Washington Post: Nash-Kelvinator Opens Local Office. Announcement of the opening of a Washington office of Nash-Kelvinator Corp., manufacturers of automobile and electrical appliances, was made at Detroit last week by George W. Mason, president. Mr. Mason also announced appointment of Campbell Wood as assistant to the president of the corporation and director of the Capital office. Mr. Wood, a former United States Army officer, has been with the corporation since shortly after the last World War, and is quite well known in Washington Government circles. Until his appointment to head the Washington office, he was an executive of the Kelvinator division of the corporation. Mr. Wood was stationed in Washington at the end of the last World War, served in the office of the director of military aeronautics and held the rank of major. Prior to coming to Washington, he was an instructor at several of the Army's air fields. He entered the air service from the field artillery, having served with the 90th Division. He is a native of Texas and a former resident of San Antonio and of Dallas. The local office of the corporation will be in the Shoreham Building.
  • He and Ellerbe English Wood, Annie Laurie Wood, Evelyn Annie Wood and Elizabeth Augusta Wood was mentioned in the obituary of Mary Lou Wood that appeared on 13 January 1944 in The New York Times: Mary Lou Wood, stylist for Julius Kayser & Co., knitwear manufacturers, died Monday of influenza at her home, 17 West Fifty-first Street, after an illness of a few days. Miss Wood leaves four sisters, the Misses Ellerbe and Annie Laurie of this city, Mrs. Evelyn W. Riley and Miss Bessie Wood of San Antonio, and a brother, Campbell Wood, who is an executive of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation.
  • The following appeared on 30 December 1945 in the Dallas Morning News: Industial expansion in Texas will be rapid and diversified during the next few years, according to Campbell Wood, general manager of the propeller division of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Lansing, Mich. Wood is visiting his sisters in San Antonio and plans a tour of other Texas cities before returning to Michgan. "Texas and the South have a great reserve of trained industrial manpower -- sound technicians well grounded in advanced manufacturing methods -- as a result of the war," Wood said. "They were trained in Detroit and other industrial centers of the country. Now with war at end many of them are at home and many more will return soon. To this group you can add another group of technical men trained in the Army and Navy in operating and servicing all types of mechanical and electrical equipment. Together they will play an important part in the new growth of Texas and the South." Wood directed the world's largest airplane propeller plants during the war, where a large percentage of the aircraft propeller requirements for th Army Air Forces, Navy and British Aircraft was manufactured.
  • He married Ann Ault circa 1949 in California, based on a Wood family Bible record.
  • He married Hilda Ross, daughter of Abraham A. Rosenstein and Mary Mendelson, on 19 November 1958 in Clark County, Nevada.
  • The following appeared on 6 January 1959 in the San Antonio Express: Miss Bessie Wood, of 124 E. French Place, passed on Saturday at 107 E. Mulberry Ave., the home of her sister. Survivors: brother Campbell Wood of Los Angeles, CA; sisters Mrs. E. W. Riley of San Antonio, Miss Ellerbe Wood and Miss Annie Laurie Wood, both of New York City; nieces Mrs. Vivian Riley and Mrs. E. M. Stevens, both of San Antonio. Graveside service was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Porter Loring.
  • The following appeared on 28 April 1960 in the San Antonio Express: Mrs Evelyn Wood Riley, of 107 E. Mulberry Ave., died Tuesday (26 Apr 1960) at her home. She was a member of Travis Park Methodist Church. Survivors are: Daughters Miss Vivian Riley, Mrs. E. M. Stevens, both of San Antonio; brother Campbell Wood, Los Angeles, CA; sisters Miss Ellerbe Wood, Miss Annie Laurie Wood, both of New York City. Service Thursday at 3:30 at the Porter Loring Chapel with Rev. Grover I. Chapman officiating. Honorary Pallbearers: Edwin Word, Henry Word, Parvin Spencer, R. C. Delevan, George Delevan, A. V. Bowers, Ted Morehouse, Dr. A. E. Boysen, James Caskey, Robert Barbee, Rolla Steen, Eric Heydenrich. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park under the direction of Porter Loring.
  • The following appeared on 3 February 1964 in The New York Times: [Died] Annie Laurie Wood, on Feb. 1, 1964, sister of Ellerbe and Campbell Wood. Service and interment private.
  • At the time of his death Campbell Wood Jr. was living in Los Angeles, California, at 4833 Fountain Avenue.
  • Campbell Wood Jr. died on 16 October 1964 at age 72 in Los Angeles, California, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.
  • His wife Hilda Ross became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, in the Abbey of the Psalms, Alcove of Tranquility.
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2015

Family 1: Genevieve Mildred Jenkins b. April 1885, d. 3 September 1938

Family 2: Ann Ault

Family 3: Hilda Ross b. 23 November 1922, d. 2 October 1989