Harvey Edgerton Wood
Cause of his death was stroke.
Associated disease: arterio sclerosis
• He was educated at Joliet High School between 1892 and 1896 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
• He was educated at University of Illinois between 1896 and 1900 in Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois. He was a member of the chemical club ('00), the Illio board, a champion varsity wrestler, captain varsity second eleven ('96), served on the junior promenade committee ('99) and studied literature, arts and law. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, Beta Upsilon Chapter, an honorary member of Theta Nu Epsilon and an active member of Alpha Delta Sigma. In 1899 he entered the law school and pursued a two years' course.
• He worked as an attorney at law. He studied law in the office of Barr, Barr & Barr, and in the fall of 1902 was admitted to practice.
• He worked as a Mayor of Joliet from 1913 to 1915 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. He served for one term. Mr. Wood was credited with rebuilding the Joliet water system and motorizing the Joliet fire department. He was the first mayor under the aldermanic form of city government.
• He appeared on the census in 1910 at 819 Oneida Street in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
• He appeared on the census in 1920 at 819 Oneida Street in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
• He appeared on the census in 1930 at 819 Oneida Street in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. Home valued at $25,000. Owned a radio set.
• He appeared on the census in 1940 at 717 Oneida Street in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. He was head of household and owned property valued at $12,000.
• He had a residence at 717 Oneida Street in 1947 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
• He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and an affiliate of the Modern Woodmen, the Eagles, White Cross, the Union League Club of Chicago, the Joliet Elks club, and the Delta Tau Delta college fraternity. He was a member of the National Chemurgic council, a group organized for research into new uses for agricultural products, the Universalist church, and was active in the Quaker Relief fund. He served for three years on the board of school inspectors of Joliet.
• His funeral was held at Wunderlich Funeral Home wit the Rev. Walter Macpherson and the Rev. Arthur W. Hoffman officiating 23 July 1947 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. Pall bearers were Norman MacDonald, Hayes Kennedy, Paul Brummund, James Barr, all of Joliet, and George Lennon and Roberty Lyman, both members of Mr. Wood's law firm in Chicago.
• He was buried at Elmhurst Cemetery in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.
Harvey married Blanche Catherine Lindsay, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Lindsay and Catherine Frances Wiswell, 30 June 1902 in Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois.178 (Blanche Catherine Lindsay was born 2 June 1876 in Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois,179,180 died 9 December 1968 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois at St. Joseph's Hospital 179,180,181 and was buried 11 December 1968 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois at Elmhurst Cemetery 179,180,181.) The cause of her death was heart failure/heart disease.