Warren D. and Ella (Sears) Wood , 9 North 48 West



One tree said he was Warren David Charles Wood, and married Ella Sears April 16, 1909 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1900 Atlantic County, New Jersey, Edward Sears is a veterinary surgeon, born April 1836 in Massachusetts, with Mary M. Aug 1838 Pennsylvania. They said Ella P. was born June 1882 in Pennsylvania, granddaughter.
Margaret Sears, per # 112799429, died August 8, 1914, and is buried in Hammonton "Wife of E.J. Sears, a Veterinarian."
James Lamb Wood 1847-1917 and Mary Ellen (Bagley) Wood are his parents.
James Lamb Wood was born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1847 and died February 18, 1917, age 69 years, 6 months and 18 days. He was of Scotch-English birth.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Bagley, January 12, 1875 at Hanover, Chautauqua County, New York.
To them were born five children, Ethelyn A. Butterfield, Warren D.C., James Burt, Henry Orton and Joseph Gardiner, all of Haxtun.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood moved to Alexie, Warren County, Illinois immediately after their marriage and resided there until 1887. At which time they moved to Haxtun, Colorado. He united with the Presbyterian church in his early manhood, and has lived a consistent Christian life.
He was a good husband, a kind father and an obliging neighbor. He always thought of others before himself and even in his failing health he never lost faith in God’s goodness.
The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Haxtun, Wednesday, February 21, W.T. Russell of Holyoke officiating. A few of the old friends from Holyoke attended, Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman, Charles Peter and T.M. Lane.

Henry Orton Wood was his brother.

Apr 6, 1908

Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register or receiver at Sterling, Colorado on May 15 1908 viz Andrew M. Kerr, Haxtun, Colorado for the nw 1/4 sec 25 tp 7 n r 47 w
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land viz
Warren D.C. Wood of Haxtun, Colorado
James L. Wood of Haxtun, Colorado
John Hamilton of Haxtun, Colorado
James Hamilton of Haxtun, Colorado

Warren proved up a quarter in 13, 9N 48W in 1908.


In 1910 Warren D.C. Wood is farming in Phillips County, 28, born in Illinois, with Ella P. 26, New Jersey.
Next to them is Davis B. Wood, 24, born in Illinois, living alone.
The next household - James G. Wood 63 Pennsylvania, married 35 years to Mary 53 New York. They have Joseph G. 17 born in Colorado.
February 1, 1911 "Be it known that I, Warren D. C. Wood, citizen of the United States, residing at Haxtum, in the county of Phillips and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Non-Refillable Bottles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in non-refillable bottles, or to bottles which cannot be used a second time without detection, and has for one of its objects to improve and simplify the construction and increase the efficiency and utility of devices of this character. "
1911 Hammonton, New Jersey

In 1920 Haxtun, living on Bryan Street, Warren is a veterinary surgeon, 32, with Ella 27.


1925 Haxtun "Mrs. and Mrs. Warren Wood visited Mr. Wood's brother at Kit Carson."
"Mrs. Warren Wood wishes to announce that she is now ready to do hand embroidery of all kinds; also designing and stamping. Mrs. Wood has won 10 blue ribbons and five red ones at the Phillips County fair the las two years on her embroidery."
In 1930 Haxtun, Warren is a clerk in a grocery store, and they have Ella E. 9 born in Colorado.
1929 "Mr. and Mrs. Warren D.C. Wood entertained at a dinner. Guests were: Mary Wood, Mrs. Claud Olson, Ethelyn and Geneva Butterfield, George Scott and Ethelyn WOod."
n 1940 Haxtun, Warren is a veterinerian, with Ella 57 and Ethelyn 19.
On the same page in the 1940 census is Emma Warren, 63, with Robert N. 86. They have a grandson James W. WOod, 20.
December 7, 1949
Warren 1880-1948 is buried in Haxtun, with Ella (Sears) (Borklun) 1882-1966.
In 1948 Mrs. Warren D.C. Wood of Haxtun submitted an obituary to the Gospen Messenger about Mary Ellen Thomas dying in Bradonville, Weset Virginia.

"Ethelyn Edwards was born June 3, 1920 in Haxtun to Warren D.C. Wood and Ella Sears Wood Bjorklun. She passed away January 26, 1998 at Haxtun Hospital at the age of 77.
Ethelyn attended Haxtun schools and graduated in 1939. Toward the end of World War II, she was employed as a telephone operator.
She married Charles F. Edwards on June 26, 1945, at the home of her parents in Haxtun. To this union were born two sons, Chase in 1946 and Warren in 1950. The Edwards family took in several foster children.
Ethelyn was an active lifetime member of the Haxtun Church of the Brethren and served the church community in various ways. She enjoyed dancing and helping others.
She belonged to the American Legion, VFW, DAV and Hospital Auxiliaries; American War Mothers, AARP, 8 & 40, 6-14 Club and the Red Cross. Ethelyn will be remembered by many as Den Mother of Scouting and Boys Club for 20 years. She was instrumental in lowering the legal voting age to 18 and could be seen daily with her husband raising and lowering the flags at the Haxtun Cemetery.
Ethelyn was preceded in death by her parents Ella and Warren Wood; her step-father August Bjorklun, Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Edwards; sons, Chase Edwards of Tucson, Arizona and Warren and wife, June Edwards, of Haxtun; grandchildren Jesse and wife, Jenny, and Damon and wife, Shawnda, all of Haxtun, and Cindy Edwards of Arvada; and great grandchildren Nichole Edwards and Brady Edwards.
Services were held on January 30, at the Church of the Brethren in Haxtun. Rev. Roy Pfaltzgraff officiated. "

Ethelyn Addie Butterfield, only daughter of James Lamb Wood and Mary Ellen Bagley Wood, was born April 22, 1878 in Alexis, Illinois. She was called to her eternal home Thursday, April 17, 1947 at 5:15 p.m. at the age of 68 years, 11 months, 25 days.

In the year of 1887 she came with her parents to what is now Phillips County, Colorado where she has since resided. She was united in marriage to George A. Butterfield June 24, 1903. To this union three daughters were born. The youngest, Nira, preceded her in death at the age of 11 years in the year of 1918.

Her early life was spent on the homestead of her parent's southeast of Haxtun. After her marriage the home was established one and one-half miles northwest of Haxtun. In the fall of 1919 she moved to Haxtun where she was privileged to live the remainder of her life.

In early childhood she was baptized and received into the membership of the Presbyterian church in Alexis, Illinois. Her letter was transferred to Holyoke when the family came to Colorado. Later she affiliated with the Methodist church in Haxtun of which her family helped in its construction and growth. She was also a charter member of the Eastern Star chapter at Haxtun.

She showed the strength of her wonderful character by being cheerful and uncomplaining and trusting God's Will during the last 18 months of failing health. It can be truly said she was an ideal mother, friend and neighbor. She was outstanding in civic activities and a lover of all the beautiful things of life.

Surviving her are: two daughters, Mary Iguerna Olson and Geneva Ethelyn Archbold, both of Haxtun; also one grandson, George A. Scott, and one granddaughter, Ethelyn Vay Archbold; four brothers, Warren D.C. Wood of Haxtun, James Burt Wood of Deep River, Washington, Henry Orton Wood of Fleming, Colorado and Joseph Gardner Wood of Denver, Colorado and other relatives and many friends.

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