Husband: William (Bill) Herbert Wood
Father: Herbert Holt Wood [R373]
Mother: Merica Moore [R373]
Born: 11/16/1909
Died: 7/6/1979, buried in the Mingo Cemetery

Wife: Mary Woodsie (Sharp) Wood
Father: Emmett Luther Sharp
Mother: Tabitha F. (Ware) Sharp
Born: 2/26/1913
Died: 4/24/1985, buried in the Mingo Cemetery

Married: 7/24/1935

Robert William Wood, b. 8/8/1936, m. 12/20/1958 to Claudette Cay
     Calhoun (dau. of Claude C. and Maxie [Wolford] Calhoun), no
Betty Lou Wood, b. 10/30/1939, m. 7/11/1959 to Ralph Daton Ware
Roy Ellis Wood, b. 11/30/1945, m. 7/18/1964 to Sharon Lynn
      Thompson (b. 11/2/1945, dau. of R. V. and Georgia [Wagner]
      Thompson), dau. Anita Cay (b. 6/21/1965, m. 10/17/1987 to Pete E.
      Tacy II). See Figs. R374a, R374b. Sharon is [S031], the source of a
      great deal of the detailed information I have about Randolph County
      cousins. She died 11/10/13 after a period of precarious health, and
      is buried in the Mingo Cemetary.
Dana Joseph Wood, b. 5/10/1955, m. 9/28/1974 to Sadie Elaine
      Kesner (dau. of Raymond and Nina [Robinson] Kesner), ch. Eric
      Joseph, b. 3/1/1983; William Lucas, b. 12/18/1987

(1996) Randolph County citizens Bill Wood and Woodsie Sharp were married in Maryland and lived in Washington DC until the birth of their first child, when they returned to the Mingo W.V. area. Bill worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corp.’s Hickory Lick Mine as an electrician, and in maintenance at the Huttonsville Medium Security Prison. He also worked as a mail carrier and a school bus driver. Woodsie was employed as a cook at the Mingo Elementary School, and took an active role in county politics.

Regarding Roy Ellis Wood, his wife Sharon reports “We both graduated from Tygart Valley High School in 1963. Roy went directly into the Marine Corps that June and I went to Morgantown to attend Business College. We married in the Mingo Presbyterian Church in July of 1964, our daughter was born in 1965 in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC.

“Following his discharge from the Corps, Roy worked for United Airlines in Charleston, W.V. We lived in Charleston from 1967 to 1971. United Airlines discontinued service to Charleston about that time and Roy chose not to go with United to another area. We returned to Randolph County and Roy became an independent owner/operator in the trucking business. He has been involved in trucking of one sort or another ever since, and is now employed by Myles Lumber Company of Elkins. He jokingly refers to himself as a “relocation engineer” for Myles, hauling lumber from one place to another. [When I met Roy in 1995, he was occupied with carrying high-quality West Virginia hardwood to the furniture factories in North Carolina.]

“Roy is currently the Chairman of the Trustees of the Mingo Cemetery where so many descendants of Edward Wood, Carlos Wood, Martha (Wood) Moore, and others of the family are buried. He spends a great deal of time working to help preserve and protect not only the Mingo Cemetery but others as well in the southern end of Randolph County. Having always had an abiding interest in American History, I have become a sort of family historian, gathering and collecting information on both Roy’s and my ancestors. The Mingo Cemetery has been catalogued, but Roy would like me to expand the information contained to include brief biographies of the persons buried there, and that’s my present project, possibly with an eye to publication. We’ll see!

“Roy is an avid outdoorsman. Reading and music keep me sane [Sharon plays the piano and the plucked dulcimer]...We both enjoy birdwatching, botanical gardens, hiking, camping, family research in courthouses and libraries and cemeteries, back roads and cowpaths.” To which I add, Roy is also an O.K. winemaker.

Sources: [S031, S105]