Do you know Horace F. Wood? How about Melville Wood?
They're a mystery. I know almost nothing about them except for three bits of ephemera left by my grandmother.
Horace F. Wood "and Lady" were invited to a Full Dress Reception for Company B of the 13th Regiment Infantry of the National Guard, State of New York, in the fall of 1890. (The Armory was in Brooklyn, New York.)
According to this page, there was a 13th Regiment National Guard Infantry which "mustered out at Brooklyn, N. Y, September 28, 1862."
Horace's name is scrawled on a fundraising booklet for the Adoniram Judson Memorial Church Edifice Fund. Judson was a missionary in Burma; he was imprisoned about 1820, released, and died in 1850, which would seem to date the booklet to shortly after that time.
And I also have an invitation extended to Mr. and Mrs. Melville Wood to the silver anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Scandling in 1879. There is no address given; evidently all the guests knew where they resided. And a search of the Web hasn't turned up any useful clues on Mr. Scandling.
It is likely that Horace and Melville were related. (Whether they are related to me is a complete mystery.) But searching the Web has turned up nothing useful, and without more info, it's a dead end.
That's all I know -- except for one thing: my grandmother's name was CONKLIN, one of the New Jersey/New York CONKLIN lines. Put all together, these clues might be enough for someone.
I'd welcome any clues.