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Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1906.

WOOD, IVEN, a prominent farmer residing on his farm on Section 9, Township 14, Range 9 (Pisgah Precinct), Morgan County, was born on the Wood family homestead where he now lives, February 24, 1841, the son of Samuel and Martha (Moore) Wood, a biography of whom appears elsewhere in this volume in connection with the sketch of his son, David Wood, an older brother of the subject of this sketch. During his active business life Iven Wood has followed farming and the feeding and breeding of cattle. As a boy he attended the local school and completed his education in the High School at Jacksonville. In 1863 he bought 640 acres of land in Macoupin County, Ill., five miles west of Palmyra, which he later sold, dealing also in other lands in that county. At the present time he is the owner of 1,200 acres, 900 acres of which comprise the present hone farm. Mr. Wood's residence and surroundings are equal to the best in this part of the county, being largely the result of his own enterprise and established under his supervision.

Mr. Wood was married December 24, 1862, to Mary Camm, daughter of Samuel Camm, a prominent farmer of Morgan County, and to himself and wife were born eight children. One child (Mettie) died in infancy; Samuel died at the age of twenty-seven years; and Emma, who was the wife of R. Y. Gibson, died leaving two children - Freeman and Grace. The children living are: Charles, who is farming on his father's estate; Minnie, wife of A. A. Curry, a farmer; Arthur, who is a bookkeeper in the Jacksonville National Bank, in which his father is a stockholder; Elizabeth, who resides at home; and Homer, who is attending the Business College, in Jacksonville. Mr. Wood has served his district as School Director; is a member of the Union Baptist Church, in which he has been a Deacon for thirty years; has also been engaged in Sunday-school work as teacher and Superintendent, and votes the Prohibition ticket.

1906 Index