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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: Uncle Tine Wood
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 08:20:13 -0500
Calico Rock Progress
Mar 22, 1929 - Uncle Tine Wood Passes Away at His Home Here
After a lingering illness of several weeks, Mr Vollen Tine Wood, one of
the oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home in the east
part of town last Sunday night, March 17, at 9;30 o'clock. His death was not
unexpected, as infirmities of advanced age had made heavy inroads on his
health the past few years and lately it became apparent that he could hold
out but a short time. He was 83 years of age.
Mr Wood was born in north Missouri, but came to Arkansas when ten years
of age, living in the northwest part of this state two or three years, after
which he moved to Sharp County, where he resided till after the Civil War.
He was married to Miss Henryetta Clinton, who survives him. To this union
were born nine children. Two sons and four daughters survive, as follows;
Jas H. Wood, of Calico Rock, Truman Wood of near Newport; Mrs Naomi Jones
and Mrs Laura Jones of Calico Rock, Mrs Pheoby Franks of Bexar and Mrs Josie
Boles of Colorado. Mr and Mrs Wood moved from Sharp County to Union Fulton
County, about 53 years ago, residing on their farm in that vicinity until
three years ago, when they moved to Calico Rock.
"Uncle Tine" was an ex-Confederate veteran, serving with distinction
through the greater part of that trying period. After his enlistment in
Sharp County he went with his command into Missouri where he served until
the battle of Big Blue, where he received a wound in the right leg that
incapacitated him for further activity during the war. He was taken a
prisoner at Big Blue, and with scores of others captured Confederates was
taken by boat via, St. Louis to Memphis, being held at Memphis till the
close of the war, when he returned home. His memory was a storehouse of
events surrounding the stirring war times and even in his last days sought
diversion by reveling in reminiscences of those days.
Uncle Tine was a devout Christian, professing religion and joining the
Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 20. He lived a faithful and
consistent Christian life, being loved and esteemed by all who knew him, for
his fidelity to his family, his friends and neighbors and his sanction of
the principles that make a better citizenship. He also was a member of the
Odd Fellows and the Blue Lodge and royal Arch Chapter of the Masonic Lodge.
Burial took place at the cemetery at Union Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'
clock, Eld. David A. Hively delivering the funeral sermon, after which the
Masons too charge of the services and administered the burial rites. A large
crowd of relatives and friends were present to pay their respect to the
note: 1880 Izard County New Hope Twp. Show him as Valentine Wood
note: Izard County cemetery book shows him listed in the Union Cemetery,
Fulton County, AR
Note: Wood, T. V. (Co 1 Ark Cav CSA) no dates
(Fulton County cemetery book only shows this one Wood, V. T. (19 Sep
1845 - 17 Mar 1929)
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