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Plainfield in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Erwin E. Wood

With Trust Unfaltering We Await

 
 
Erwin E. Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Erwin E. Wood Marker
Inscription.

Born on farm in Plainfield, Feb. 6, 1848
1860-63 Student Northwestern College
1864 — Private Company C, 132d Illinois Volunteers, Civil War
1865-70 Student Northwestern University
1870-73 Editor & Publisher News, Covington, Neb.
1872 — Married Miss Theresa A. Frisbie, Chicago
1874-80 Editor on Chicago Evening Journal
1876-80 West Chicago Park Commissioner
1879-81 Charter Member Chicago Stock Exchange
1882-83 Member Illinois General Assembly
1885-86 U.S. Commissioner New Orleans World Exposition
1886-87 Editor New York Commercial Advertiser
1886-88 Promoter, Incorporator, Director and Sec'y
Chicago Outer Belt E.J.&E. Railway
1898 - Adjutant First Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Spanish War
1907-08 Editor "Bit and Spur," London and Chicago
1909-16 Farmer & Author, "Woodfarm" Homestead,
Lincoln Highway, Plainfield
1917 - Sergt. Commanding U.S. Army Recruiting Station,
Grant Park, Chicago District, World War
1918-25 Field Sec'y Chicago Historical Society
1919-21 Commander Historical Post, No. 64; State Historian American Legion
1921-24 Member Faculty Chi. Law School; Chair of Diplomacy
1922-Oct. 9, Golden Wedding Anniversary
 
Location. 41° 36.102′ 

Erwin E. Wood Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Erwin E. Wood Monument
N, 88° 12.016′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Illinois, in Will County. Click for map. Monument is in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15421 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield IL 60544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg (about 300 feet away); Jesse Walker (about 400 feet away); Opera House Block Building Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Plymouth Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Block Building Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Downtown Historic District (approx. half a mile away); The Development of Downtown Plainfield (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
Erwin E. Wood Bust on Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. Erwin E. Wood Bust on Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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