Jesse Earl Wood

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sun., Nov. 22, 1953

Jess E. Wood Heart Victim

Jesse Earl Wood, 65, night watchman for Zimmerly Air Transport Co. at Asotin County Airport for 13 years, died last night at 8:15 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital.

He worked until he suffered an attack Oct 11, when he was taken to the hospital. Death resulted from a heart affliction and complications, his physician said.

Wood was born Aug. 11, 1888 near Moscow, and attended schools there.

He married Adelia Carter Nov. 22, 1922, at Orofino.

Served As Deputy

Mr. and Mrs. Wood lived at Kamiah and after 1929 at Elk River, where he was employed in mill work. He also served as Deputy sheriff of Clearwater County for several years, until the family moved to Clarkston in 1938.

He saw service in France during World War I, and was formerly a member of the Clarkston Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Woodland, Idaho.

Besides his wife he is survived by four children, Vester and Howard Wood, both of Clarkston; Mrs. Phil Bruni and Mrs. Bill Town, both of Lewiston, and by seven grandchildren.

Family Of 16

He was one of a family of 16 brothers and sisters and half brothers and sisters, ten of whom survive. Half brothers and sisters are W. A. Wood of Lewiston Orchards, M. E. Wood of Woodland, Mrs. Cora Callahan of Clarkston, Mrs. Zadia Ricketts of California and Mrs. Anna Campbell of Tacoma. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Nettie Brown of Kamiah, Lauren Wood of Vancouver, B.C., Arthur B. Wood of Kamiah, Mrs. Ethel Kellum of LaCenter, Wash. And Claude Wood of El Cajon, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Wednesday afternoon at Merchant's Chapel. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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