Husband: Harry St.Clair Wood (Fig. R283a)
Father: Alva Backus Wood [R282]
Mother: Madora (Robinson) Wood [R282]
Born: 12/6/1894, Botetourt Co., Va.
Died: 2/10/1952, Roanoke, Va.; buried in the Wood Cemetery, Glen
      Wilton, Va.

Wife: Ellen (Ella) Louise (StClair) Wood, b.10/18/1891, d. 3/27/1965

Married: 3/6/1918, Roanoke, Va.

Louise St.Clair Wood (10/9/1919-5/10/2000), m. 6/10/1940 in
      Roanoke, Va. to William Letcher Allman (6/24/1908-9/17/1974)
      Their ch:
      1. William Letcher Allman, Jr., b. 4/11/1941, m. 8/18/1973 in
         Bedford, Va. to Jennie Marie Teass (b. 5/2/1945)
      2. Carter English Allman, b. 4/17/1942, m. 4/25/1970 in Eden,
         N.C. to Maria Elfie O'Beracher (b. 7/23/1938 in Munich, 
         ch: Stefani Gwen Allman, b. 8/21/1971 in Roanoke, Va., m.
         Barry Piner 5/5/2001 in Raleigh, N.C. ch: Walker Price Piner, b.
         3/1/2003 in Raleigh, N.C. and Ella Kate Piner, b. 7/16/2007 in
         Raleigh, N.C.
      3. Charles Brady Allman b. 11/17/1950, m. 12/3/1977 in Roanoke,
         Va. to Beverly Hurst (12/20/1948)
Doris Elljean Wood, b. 11/21/1921 in Pulaski, Va., d. 12/1/1979, m.
      Horace Fralin on 6/20/1950 in Roanoke, Va.
Harry St.Clair Wood, Jr.
, b. 2/22/1924 in Pulaski, Va., d. 7/4/1994
      in Roanoke, Va. Did not marry.

(2012) Harry St.Clair Wood, born 12/6/1894, was the second child (first son) of Alva Backus Wood and Madora Robinson Wood. He grew up on the family farm at Glen Wilton owned by his parents.

Harry enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War I. He married Ellen (Ella) Louise StClair on March 6, 1918 in Roanoke, Va. An unusual name connection, but both uses of the St. Clair name are believed to be correct. There is use of the St.Clair name in ancestors of Madora Robinson Wood, Harry's mother. Madora had a great-uncle whose middle name and last name were St.Clair. She also had an aunt with the middle name of St.Clair. It is most unusual for Madora's son, Harry, to marry some one with a last name the same as his middle name. As far as anyone knows, Ella St.Clair was not related to any of Madora Robinson's ancestors.

Harry and Ella reared three children: Louise, Doris, and Harry, Jr.

Harry, Jr. served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He fought the Japanese on many of the islands in the Pacific, including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Harry, Jr. never married, so had no children. He died July 4. 1994 in Roanoke, Va.

Doris married Horace Fralin of Roanoke, Va. No children of this marriage. Doris became ill for many years and died December 1,1979.

Louise married William Letcher Allman in 1940 in Roanoke, Va.  William graduated in 1939 from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He practiced law for many years in Roanoke, Va.  The couple had three sons, William Letcher Allman, Jr.,  Carter Allman, and Bradie Allman.

William graduated in 1963 from the Virginia Tech (VPI) School of Engineering.  He was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railroad for thirty-five years.  His wife, Jennie, has been involved in the golf course business for several years. They live near Forest, Va. (2010).  They have two children, Karen and Kristi, and three grandchildren.

Carter attended the University of Virginia and is retired from the General Electric Co. after 38 years of service; he lives with his wife, Elfie, in Fincastle, Va. Elfie has taught snow skiing at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. for 47 years, beginning with the 1963-64 season. She has also taught sailing at Smith Mountain Lake for the past 25 years. Carter has been involved with snow skiing at the Homestead since1970, as a ski patroller tor 23 years and as ski instructor since then. Carter and Elfie have raced in approximately 400 sail boat races at Smith Mountain Lake. Carter has raced in the North Carolina State Championship in the Atlantic. He has also sailed a 47-foot sail boat from Norfolk, Va. to Bermuda and from the Azores to Ireland.

Bradie lives in Vinton, Va. with his school teacher wife, Beverley. He is employed by the Lowes Company.

Harry was in the insurance business in Roanoke, Va., in which he was quite successful. He died February 10, 1952 in Roanoke from a heart attack at the age of 57. He is buried in the Wood cemetery, near Glen Wilton, Va.

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