Great Grandfather Golden Wood Wood family photo
Laura Safranski

Great Grandfather Golden Wood

Picture probably taken in the Berkeley California area. I am looking for any information related to my family. Golden Cleveland Wood

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Goldon Cleveland Wood - b. 19 Jan 1886 Bieber, Lassen, California, USA d. 17 Mar 1963 Oakland, Alameda, California, USA. m. Amy Ruth Hopkins
Parents - Walter Nutter Wood and Eudalia Tabitha Lampton Wood. 3 Brothers; Beverly Walter Wood, Forrest Elmer Wood and Camie Cecil Wood. Family migrated from Sni-A-Bar (shnA bar) Missouri to Shasta/Modoc County California by covered wagon in 1881 - 1882. Goldon was partially deaf until a doctor trying to repair Goldon's hearing made a mistake and broke both of his eardrums causing total deafness. Goldon was cousin to Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His Wood - Lampton hertiage extends on both sides to old Virginia. Family names include; Wood, Lampton, Corum, Nutter, Claige, Von der Lindt (Funderlind & Lynn) Lauderdale, Franklin.
Goldon met Amy Ruth Hopkins at the Berkeley School for the Deaf. Amy had hereditary partial deafness from 'Waardenburg Syndrome'. Amy is a descendent of Steven and John Hopkins and this disease afflicts many female members of the family.
Goldon and Amy had 8 children, 3 of whom are still living at this writing.
Goldon's brother Beverly was my Great-Grandfather.
submitted by Kelly
Jul 31, 2011 8:03 am reply
Photo taken at USA