JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Mt. Vernon News, Wednesday, March 15, 1911.

AGED MINISTER DEAD

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Rev. B. G. Wood Passes Away at his

Home Near Bluford Thursday

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Rev B. G. Wood, a retired U. B. minister  died at his home near Bludford Thursday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock. He was 82 years of age and had been a resident of this county for over 50 years. L. S. Wood, a son of deceased lives in this city.

The funeral services will be held at Oakdale Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Coffman.

There is another obituary for him in the Religious Telescope, Vol. 77, No. 13

(March 29, 1911):

Rev. B. G. Wood, born June 16, 1829, died in Jefferson County, Ilinois, March 9, 1911. He was converted at sixteen and joined the United Brethren Church, to which he was faithful till death. He married Mary E. Whitsell; seven children were born, five of whom survive, all being Christians. He served three years in the Civil War. In 1866 he moved from New Goshen, Indiana, to Jefferson County, Illinois. He was licensed to preach about thirty years ago and labored in several fields with quite a degree of success. His wife has been dead eleven years. Afflicted with paralysis a few years since, his only daughter cared for him, and he bore his suffering with great resignation -- J. Coffman.

Submitted by Mary Jane Wood
Jan 27, 2001  
 

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