William “Willie” Albert Wood

1909

William “Willie” Albert Wood was born May 18, 1909 in Blaney, Kershaw County, South Carolina, the son of James Mason Wood and Ola Christmus Wood.

1910 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on April 27, 1910, James M Wood (30), rented a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 5 years, Ola Wood (25). She reported being the mother of three children, all of whom were living. Also in the home were their children; James Wood (4), Irene Wood (2), and William Wood (1). All family members were born in South Carolina. James M Wood was a laborer on a farm.

1920 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on February 3, 1920, Mason Wood (42) rented a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife, Ola Wood (32), and their children; Marshal Wood (14), Irene Wood (12), Albert Wood (10), Mae Wood (8) Therdo Wood (6) and Evelin Wood (4). All family members were born in South Carolina. Mason Wood was a farmer on a general farm, Marshal Wood, Irene Wood and Albert Wood were laborers on the home farm.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on April 8, 1930, James M Wood (50) rented a home in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, with his wife, Ola C Wood (41), and their children; Albert Wood (20) and his wife, Lucille S Wood (24), Theodore Wood (17), Evelyn Wood (14), Lottie Wood (10), and Clyburn Wood (4); and boarder Alvin Burd (40). All household members were born in South Carolina. James M Wood and Albert Wood were corders at the cotton mill, Lucille S Wood was a weaver at the cotton mill, and Theodore Wood was a spinner at the cotton mill.

1997

West Columbia – Service for Willie Albert Wood, 88, of 1008 Evergreen Ave., will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, with burial in Southland Memorial Gardens. Visitiaton is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-State SC Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia 29202-7044.

Mr. Wood, husband of the late Virginia Powers Wood, died Saturday, July 5, 1997. Born in Blaney, he was a son of the late James M. Wood and Ola Christmus Wood. He was a retired owner of State Cab Co. and a member of Union Baptist Church, Elgin.

Surviving are daughter, Vera Elaine Shumpert and Norma Jean Byrd, both of West Columbia; brother, Theodore L. Wood of Columbia; sister, Lillian “Dot” Carson of Columbia and Edna May Richardson of Charleston; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren: and a great-great-grandson.

Obituary Information:

July 7, 1997  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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