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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ira Wells Wood

 
 
Ira Wells Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jean Bickal, April 2007
1. Ira Wells Wood Marker
Inscription.
Born June 19, 1856, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
He graduated third in the class of 1877 at Princeton University.
He served on the Trenton Board of Education (1894-1896); Trenton Common Council (1896-1900); Trenton Board of Trade (1896-1900); New Jersey State Assembly (1899-1900); as a commissioner to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904); and as a delegate to the Interparliamentary Peace Union at Brussels (1905). He represented the Fourth Congressional District in Washington from 1904 to 1913, and in that position secured federal funds for the erection of the Princeton Battle Monument.
Died Oct. 9, 1930 at his home at 138 E. State St.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 40° 13.202′ N, 74° 45.33′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is the fourteenth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Young (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Budd Bodine (within
Ira Wells Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. Ira Wells Wood Marker
The Department of Environmental Protection Building can be seen in the background.
shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Capt. Joseph A. Yard (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker); William R. McKean (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); William Borrow (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is near the corner of the cemetery near South Clinton Avenue and Magowan Street within sight of South Clinton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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