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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

James Payton Wood & Ada Launa Whitehead

28. James Payton Wood & 29. Ada Launa Whitehead

4/17/1868, James born in Milam, TN, s/o 56. Nathaniel George Wood & 57. Tennessee Catherine McEwin. (S) 1900 Census; (S) TX Death Cert.

8/13/1870, The Wood family lives in Gibson Co., TN. Nathan G Woods ... Wife Catherine ... Children: Martha age 6 in school; James P age 2. ... (S) U.S. 1870 Census.

8/1872, Ada born in Minden, LA, d/o 58. William Jasper Whitehead & 59. Julia A Rochester. (S) 1900 Census.

1873-77, James moved with his family to Fort Worth, TX. (S) Obituary; TX Death Cert. of son James.

6/5/1880, The Wood family lives in Johnsons Station, Tarrant Co., TX. N. G. Woods ... Wife Tenn C ... Jas. P age 12, ... born in TN. (S) 1880 U.S. Census.

6/14/1880, “Ada L” Whitehead age 7 lives with her family in Tarrant Co., TX. (S) U.S. 1880 Census.

12/25/1892, Mr. J P Wood married Miss Ada Whitehead in Tarrant Co., TX. They were married by Henry L Thomas, L. D. (S) TX Select Co. Marriage Rcds.

6/4/1900, James P. Wood, age 32, born 4/1868 in TN; wife Ada, age 27, born 8/1872 in LA; son Raymond, born 11/1893, age 6, in TX, and son Olin, born 5/1896, age 4, born in TX; live at 1002 15th St., Fort Worth, TX. James’ parents were born in TN. Ada’s father was born in MO, and her mother in LA. James is a Stationary Foreman. In the previous year he had been unemployed for 3 months. Both James and Ada can read and write. They rent their house in Fort Worth. (S) 1900 U.S. Census.

4/16/1910, J. P. Wood, age 41, and wife Ada, age 37, have been married for 17 years. Ada has had 4 children, 3 still living: Raymond age 16, Olin age 13, and Bernise, age 8. They have 2 borders, a husband and wife, living with them. James is a foreman at N H W Water Work. They own their home, which has a mortgage, in “Center Division” of Fort Worth. (S) 1910 U.S. Census.

3/30/1918, James R Wood, #15002851, a mechanic with the Camp Bowie detachment of the 19th Engineers, lives at 1401 Gould Ave., North Forth Worth, TX; who’s emergency contact is his mother Mrs. Ada L. Wood. (S) U.S. Army Transport Svc. Passenger list.

2/23/1920, James Wood age 51, wife Ada age 47, son James age 25, son W.O. age 23, and daughter Burnie age 18, live in Arlinton Heights, Tarrant Co. James is a house capenter. Son James is a machinist for a boiler maker, son W.O. is also a machinist. (S) U.S. 1920 Census.

4/3/1930, James P Wood age 63, and wife Ada age 57, own their home valued at $2000 in Fort Worth. James is a house carpenter. They live at 3119 26th St., next to son James and his family. (S) 1930 U.S. Census.

12/17/1933, Obituary: “Resident of Tarrant 55 Years Succumbs. Mrs. Julia Whitehead, 87, a resident of Tarrant County 55 years, died yesterday afternoon ... Survivors ... four daughters, Mrs. N. E. Duvall, Webb; Mrs. A. L. Wood (Ada), Mrs. C. W. Duke and Mrs. Willie Stringer, all of Fort Worth. ... (S) Fort Worth Star Telegram, Sun., P12.

4/1/1935, James and Ada live at 4733 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. (S) 1940 Census.

1936, “Jas P Wood (Ada) carp h4733 Birchman av.” (S) Fort Worth City Dir.

4/3/1940, James P Wood age 71, and wife Ada age 67, live at 4733 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. They own their home valued at $875. Both completed 7 years of school. James born in TN, Ada in LA. James, a carpenter in building construction, worked a 40 hour week the previous March. Ada does not work. James works on his own account (not employed by a company). James worked a total of 15 weeks in 1939. (S) U.S. 1940 Census.

10/1947, Ada first saw her doctor. (S) TX Death Cert.

4/3/1951, James, a retired carpenter died at 4733 Birchman, Ft. Worth.

4/3/1951, Obit. of James: “James Payton Wood, 82, a retired carpenter and a resident here for 73 years, died at his home, 4733 Birchman, at 4 a.m. Tuesday. He was a native of Milan, TN. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Raymond and William Olin Wood of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Hebert B. Cauker of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. D. T. Pumill of Arlington, and four grandchildren.” (S) Fort Worth Star Telegram, Evening edition.

12/24/1954, Ada, a widow living at 4729 Birchman, died in Fort Worth, TX; buried in Greenwood Cem. (S) TX Death Cert.

Children of James & Ada:

i. James Raymond Wood (14), born 11/9/1893 in Arlington, TX.

ii. William Olin Wood, born 5/1896 in Fort Worth, TX.

12/27/1954, W. O. Wood filled out the information for his mother’s death certificate.

iii. Burnice Wood, born 1902 in Fort Worth, TX.

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