Plainfield in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erwin E. Wood
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;
1922-Oct. 9, Golden Wedding Anniversary
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Communications • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American. A significant historical date for this entry is February 6, 1848.
Location. 41° 36.102′ N, 88° 12.016′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Illinois, in Will County. Monument is in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15421 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield IL 60544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.