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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

James Raymond Wood & Zelma Juanita Early

14. James Raymond Wood & 15. Zelma Juanita Early

11/9/1893, James born in Arlington, TX, s/o 28. James Payton Wood & 29. Ada Whitehead. (S) Death Certificate, and Draft Registration.

6/4/1900, Raymond, age 6, lives with his parents in Fort Worth, TX. (S) 1900 Census.

10/29/1904, Zelma born in Cottendale, Wise Co., TX, d/o 30. Samuel H. Early & 31. Mildred Jane Campbell. (S) Birth Cert.

4/16/1910, Raymond, age 16, lives with his parents in Fort Worth, TX.

4/21/1910, Zelma, age 6, lives with her family in Wise Co., TX. (S) 1910 Census.

6/5/1917, James Raymond Wood of Fort Worth, TX, described as medium height, brown eyes, auburn hair. His address is 1401 Gould Ave. Birth: 11/9/1893 in Arlington, TX. He is a boiler maker helper employed by Southwestern Mech. in Fort Worth. He is single and has no dependents. (S) WWI Draft Card.

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.

2/7/1920, Zelma, age 16, lives with her family in Jackson Co., TX.

2/23/1920, James, age 25, lives with his parents in Arlinton Heights, Tarrant Co. James is a machinist for a boiler maker. (S) 1920 U.S. Census.

1924, Zelma moved with her family to Fort Worth, TX.

7/5/1924, James married Zelma.

4/3/1930, James R Wood age 35, wife Zelma age 25, son Jimmie age 4 and 10/12, and son Glen H. age 1 and 7/12, live at 3117 26th St., next to Raymond’s mother and father. James is a boiler maker at a steel mill. (S) 1930 U.S. Census.

3/22/1932, James is age 38, born in TX, and is a boiler maker. Zelma is housewife age 27, born in TX. They live at 2221 Lincoln. They have 2 other children at the birth of Patsy. (S) Patsy’s birth certificate, signed by Mrs. J. R. Wood. (S) TX Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

1936, “Jas R Wood (Zelma) brklyr h2215 Macie.” (S) Fort Worth City Dir. [James’ parents are listed right before them on the previous page.]

3/12/1937, Zelma, “Mrs. Raymond Woods”, named in the obituary of her father.

4/4/1940, James, age, 46, Zelma, age 35, son James H., age 14, son Glen H., age 12, and daughter Patsy Ruth, age 8, live at 2221 Lincoln Ave., Fort Worth, TX. James and Zelma have attended 2 years of high school, son James 5 years of school, and daughter Patsy 1 year of school. James operates a drive inn café. Zelma helps in the café. (S) 1940 U.S. Census.

4/27/1942, James, 48 years old, registered for the draft. He was 6’, 235 pounds. Hazel eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He lives at 3108 Azle, Ft. Worth. His father, J. P Wood of 4733 Birchman street is his person of contact. James owns his business, located at 1229 Jacksboro Highway, Ft. Worth. (S) WWII Draft Card.

WWII, James was in Paris, France, while in the Army. (S) Photo of James.

9/19/1946, Son Glen Hubert Wood’s draft card gives his address as 1229 Jacksboro Highway, Ft. Worth, where he lives with his father J. R. Wood. (S) WWII Draft Card.

5/17/1947, Zelma, “Mrs. J. R, Wood, Fort Worth”, named in the obituary of her mother.

9/4/1950, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wood reside at 2221 Lincoln, Fort Worth. (S) Wedding Announcement of daughter Patsy.

4/3/1951, James father died: “... Surviving are his wife; two sons, Raymond ...”.

4/4/1951, “Jim Wood” provided the details for his father’s death certificate. (S) Father’s Death Cert.

7/7/1951, Mrs. J. R. Wood filed a new birth certificate for daughter Patsy. (S) TX Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

3/8/1978, James Raymond Wood, of 2221 Lincoln Ave., Ft. Worth, completed an affidavit of birth for son Glen Hubert Wood which named his mother as Zelma Juanita Early. (S) TX Birth Certificates.

9/22/1978, James Raymond Wood, age 84, SS# 458-54-3621A, of 2221 Lincoln, Ft. Worth, died. The information was certified by Glen Wood. James buried in Greenwood Cemetery. (S) Texas Death Certificate.

5/28/1992, “Zelma Juanita Wood, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Fort Worth hospital. She was 87. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Wood was born in Cottondale and lived in Fort Worth since 1924. Survivors: Two sons, Jim Wood of Shreveport, LA, and Glen H. Wood of Fort Worth; daughter, Patsy Fulkerson of Hurst, three brothers, Bill Early and Byron Early, both of Fort Worth, and Brutis Early of Amarillo; four sisters, Letha Bevins of Fort Worth, Edith Roper of Jacksboro, Marie Eason of Dallas and Cletis Neale of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.” (S) Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Children of James & Zelma:

i. James H. Wood, born 6/1925 in Fort Worth, TX.

Aft. 4/4/1940, James died.

ii. Glen Hubert Wood, born 9/18/1928 in Fort Worth, TX.

Glen’s SS application identified his parents as James R Wood and Zelma J Early. (S) SS App. and Claims Index.

9/19/1946, Glen Hubert Wood is described as 5’8.5” tall, blue eyes, red hair, with a light and freckled complexion. His address is 1229 Jacksboro Highway, Ft. Worth, where he lives with his father J. R. Wood. Glen is a student at N. S. High. Glen was born 9/18/1928 in Fort Worth. (S) WWII Draft Card.

4/29/1953, Glen Hubert Wood enlisted in the Army. (S) US Dept. of Veterans Affairs BIRLS File.

2/15/1955, Glen Hubert Wood released from the Army. (S) US Dept. of Veterans Affairs BIRLS File.

1/6/1965, Glen married Doris Rhea Sullivan (born 1936, died 2000). (S) TX Divorce Index.

6/19/1973, Glen divorced Doris. (S) TX Divorce Index.

1987, Glen married Rosemary ?.

3/8/1978, James Raymond Wood, of 2221 Lincoln Ave., Ft. Worth, completed an affidavit of birth for son Glen Hubert Wood which named his mother as Zelma Juanita Early. (S) TX Birth Certificates.

6/13/2000, Glen died, buried at Greenwood Memorial Park, Ft. Worth.

Family notes:

·         Obituary: FORT WORTH - Glen H. "Red" Wood, 71, a retired public school teacher, departed this earth Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Glen H. "Red" Wood was born on Sept. 18, 1928. He retired from Southwest High School as offensive line coach and baseball coach. Prior to that he coached at Paschal High School for many years. He was a 1947 graduate of North Side High School and was All District Guard in 1945 and 1946. In 1948, while at Cameron Junior College at Lawton, Okla., they won the National Championship and the Little Rose Bowl. He graduated from North Texas and was All Conference Guard 1950 and 1951. He was the first head coach at Laredo Nixon High School. He will be deeply missed by all. The family would like to thank the staff at Huguley Hospital, Harris Hospital and the Harris Hospice for their loving care. Glen was preceded in death by mother and father, Zelma and Raymond Wood. Survivors: Wife of 13 years, Rosemary Wood of Fort Worth; daughters, Jamie Lynn Taylor of Fort Worth, Drinda Campbell of Fort Worth, Mandy Sain of Fort Worth; son, Auddie Campbell of Fort Worth; brother, Jim Wood and wife, Charlene of Shreveport, La.; sister, Patsy Fulkerson and husband, Paul of Hurst; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Greenwood Funeral Home 3100 White Settlement Rd. 817-336-0584. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX). Date: June 15, 2000

iii. Patsy Ruth Wood, born 3/22/1932 in Fort Worth, TX.

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