JOE and ADDIE WOOD
and Addie (Hutton) Wood were married in June 1893 in Morgan County,
Ohio, came that fall to Elliott, Iowa, with his parents, and started
working for local farmers.
1895 they were working for John Talbot on his farm first place north
of the Lantis farm, where their first child, Carl, was born; May,
two years later, Carrie was born; in March 1899 Emma was born.
In 1901, Joe decided to try
farming for himself and moved to the Axel Johnson farm, which joined
the O. D. Stone farm on the east and south.
After two years
the farm was sold so he moved to the John Rush farm one mile north
of the Centennial or Kirby School. Six years later Rush’s oldest son
married and wanted the farm, so – another move.
This time to a farm three
miles west and ½ north owned by Rodney Pierce. That stay was only
three years as Frank Hamlin bought the farm and wanted the house for
his hired man.
was to the Donald McKenzie farm next to Caledonia Church and school,
where in 1913 Arvella, fourth and last child, was born. All these
farms were in Waveland Township, Pottawattamie Co.
Joe belonged to the Modern
Woodman Lodge and for many years was Chief Forester of the drill
team. He also was a member of the Elliott Drum and Bugle Corps, as
were Orville and Dean Manker. The other two members, a fifer and
bass drummer varied from time to time.
belonged to the Royal Neighbors and was in their drill team.
After retiring from the farm
they moved to California where she passed on in 1936 at age 63. He
died in March 1959 at age 86.
Their family of
four children are all still living; Carl in Grants Pass, Oregon;
Carrie and Emma in Bellflower, California; and Arvella in