Dr. W. Alphonso Wood
    On Friday the 9th inst., Dr. W. Alphonso Wood, of this place, died of injured received from being thrown from his sulky against a tree.  He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his timely death.
     Dr. Wood was born in Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N.Y. on the 3rd day of February, 1827, and consequently was in his 42nd year when he died.  He came west about 23 years ago and read medicine with his brother-in-law, Dr. Solomon Stough at Waterloo City, Indiana.  He attended medical lectures at Cincinnati, Ohio and commenced practice in 1850 at Metz Corners in this county.  While living there he attended one course of lectures in the city of N.Y.  He attended lectures again at the same place since his removal to this town, which was in the Spring of 1866.  Then last Winter he attended lectures at (?) Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated.   The doctor during the whole time he was in practice devoted himself exclusively, and assiduously to his profession and his ambition was to qualify himself for (?) duties, that he was successful, his  large and increasing practice fully attests.   That the community has suffered a great loss, the almost universal sorrow which the announcement of his death produced, conclusively proves.  *More                  

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 15 Oct 1868 p.2 c.3

Submitted By: Jean Ann Childers
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