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Wood, William, 1808-1894



  • Existence: 1808 - 1894

biographical statement

William Wood (1808-1894) was a banker in New York.

William Wood was born on October 21, 1808 in Glasgow, Scotland to John Wood and Elisabeth Dennistoun. He later immigrated to New York where he became a banker. On September 15, 1830 he married Harriet Amelia Kane. They had seven children, including Elisabeth Dennistoun Wood. After her death in 1846, he married Margaret Lawrence on October 12, 1847 and they had six children. In his later years he served on the Board of Education of the city, and was engaged in philanthropic efforts. Wood died in New York on October 1, 1894.

Citation:, via WWW, Mar. 26, 2013 (William S. Wood; William Wood; b. Oct. 21, 1800 in Glasgow, Scotland; parents, John Wood and Elisabeth Dennistoun; d. Oct. 1, 1890; m. 1830 to Harriet Amelia Kane (1809-1846), seven children; m. Oct. 12, 1847 in New York, N.Y. to Margaret Lawrence (1814-1871), six children), via WWW, Mar. 26, 2013 (William Wood; b. Oct. 21, 1808 in Glasgow, Scotland; m. Sept. 15, 1830 to Harriet Hone; resident of New York, N.Y.; banker)

History of the counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania, 1890 (William Wood; resident of New York; Scotchman by birth, of Covenanter blood; member of Board of Education, engaged in philathropy)

Autobiography of William Wood, 1895: v. 2 p. 502 (d. Oct. 1, 1894 in New York, N.Y.)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs found in the second volume of the Kane family photograph album. The photographs depict people and portraits of people known to the Kane family. These include Elizabeth Wood Kane's father, William Wood, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members, and a single photograph depicting a living room. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Dates: approximately 1840-1900

Ancestors and descendants of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth W. Kane collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231041911]
Identifier: MSS 2212
Scope and Contents

This collection is a progressional compilation of genealogical information on Thomas L. Kane, his wife Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane, and their ancestors and descendants.

Dates: 1999

William Wood visiting cards, 1853, approximately 1880

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains two visiting cards found in the pages of a Roman history volume in the Kane family collection. These cards depict D. Chalmers and Chas. Chalmers. Each is addressed to William Wood, and contains a small amount of information about the lives of the subject. The card for Chas. Chalmers is dated 1853; the card for D. Chalmers is undated, but likely dates to the late-19th century.

Dates: 1853; approximately 1880

Additional filters:

Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Kane (Pa.) -- History 2
Latter Day Saint churches 2
Photographs 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
Genealogies 1
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