May 20, 1922
E. M. Wood to be buried here today
Old citizen of Hampton formerly in business with brother
Earnest Montrose Wood, pioneer citizen of Hampton and well known merchant, who, with his brother, W. V. Wood, conducted a grocery store at the corner of Locus and Queen Street for 23 years, died at 6:10 yesterday morning at his home in Elm Avenue, following a severe attack of heart trouble.
Mr. Wood, who was 52 years of age, and the son of the late Robert R. and Sarah E. Wood, had spent his entire life here in Hampton. He had been in very bad health for sometime preceding his death, although he had been actively engaged at work in the Newport News Shipyard up until last Wednesday when he suffered an attack of heart trouble. Mr. Wood had retired from grocery business in the past year.
He was one of the first members of the Hampton fire department, having joined that organization in 1888. He also was well known among fraternal organizations as he was a member of Greble Lodge IOOF and Live Oak 3:30 o’clock this afternoon and had a host of friends in the city who held him in high esteem.
The funeral services will be held from the Hampton Baptist Church at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and will be in charge of the Woodmen of the World and the Odd Fellows. Rev. A. J. Renforth of York County, assisted by Rev. Jack W. Cunningham will conduct the services. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, three children, Earnest Wood of Hampton, Harvey Wood of Baltimore, Mrs. Louis D. Campbell of Hampton and six brothers and sisters, Walter V. Wood, William A. Wood, Reginald B. Wood, Eva P. Wood and Mrs. J. F. Topping, all of Hampton.
The following are the pallbearers who act today.
Active-E. K. McQuatters, Joe Vaden, T. R. Blake, W. R. Rollins, M. M. Mann, W. S. Crockett, N. C. Creacy, Fred Schaub, N. C. Ransome, George Page.
Honorary-Capt. Chas. Hawins, Barton Topping, M. S. Riggins, R. L. Tennis, W. A. Sneed, E. J. Marple, A. F. Rowe, Frank Larrabee.