from The Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Christian County
Saturday, October 27, 1917
Eugene Wood Laid to Rest
Funeral Services Held Yesterday Afternoon at Christian Church
Was 65 Years of Age And Long a Prominent Citizen
Mr. Eugene Wood died very suddenly at his home on South Main Street at 11:20 o’clock Thursday morning. Mr. Wood was partially incapacitated from a stroke of paralysis several years ago, that forced his retirement from active business. He was up and about as usual and had been sitting on his porch but had gone into his bedroom when the attack came.
Mrs. Wood was down in town, but members of the household, and Miss Mollie Martin, a friend of the family who happened to be calling, summoned a physician and did all that could be done, but he expired in his chair before either the doctor or Mrs. Wood arrived.
Mr. Wood was born December 1, 1852, in Todd County, a son of the late Hardin J. Wood. He received a liberal education and went into the milling business when he reached manhood and long operated the mill now known as Cate’s Mill, just east of town. On December 26, 1877, he was married to Miss Inez Durrett, who survives him. After disposing of his mill Mr. Wood engaged in the insurance business up to the time his health failed.
He was widely known and universally esteemed as a courteous, companionable gentleman. He was a devoted christian, a lifelong member of the Christian Church and a man of unquestioned integrity and honesty in all his dealings.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian Church.
The interment was in Riverside Cemetery.