Chester "Chet" Curtis Wood

22 June 1924–25 April 2010 (Age 85)
Salem, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Chester "Chet" Curtis

When Chester "Chet" Curtis Wood was born on 22 June 1924, in Salem, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Curtis Casper Wood, was 44 and his mother, Nellie Elizabeth Gore, was 38. He married Grace L. Gutting on 23 February 1950, in Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rock Elm, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Elmwood, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States in 2009. He died on 25 April 2010, in El Paso, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ono, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester "Chet" Curtis Wood
Grace L. Gutting
Marriage: 23 February 1950
Randy Wood

Spouse and Children

23 February 1950
Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States


    Randy Wood


Parents and Siblings


    Nellie Elizabeth Gore




    Warren Eldon Wood


    Kermit Elwin Wood




    Quentin G Wood


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 8

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Chester Wood in household of Vincent Wood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chester Wood in household of Curtiss C Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chester C Wood, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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