Solomon Lorenzo "Sol" Wood



Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(September 27, 1900 - May 17, 1950)


Johnny & Margaret Thon Files
May 18, 1950


Sol Wood Dies Suddenly From Stroke Wednesday

Thon Book No. 2

Friends from Lusk and the surrounding community were shocked this (Wednesday) morning May 17, when it became known that Sol Wood had died at 4:30 a.m. from the effects of a paralytic stroke suffered about 7:30 last evening.

Mr. Wood, although not feeling well, had been about his ranch work as usual, so the stroke which was very severe came as a great shock to his wife. The ranch phone was out of commission, so his 14 year old son, Jim drove a pickup truck to the Levern James ranch to telephone for Dr. W. E. Reckling.

Upon the doctor's arrival he thought it best to try and get the patient to the hospital, so the Peet ambulance was phoned from the James ranch and when it arrived Mr. Wood was brought to the Spencer Hospital where he died early this morning. He never regained consciousness.

Solomon Lorenzo Wood was born Sept. 27, 1900 at LeMars Iowa and came to Lusk as a boy where he has since resided. He has been engaged in ranching and stock raising on his ranch some 12 miles northeast of Lusk.

Mr. Wood leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Catherine, three daughters, Donna Jo, Carol Beth, and Janice and one son, James. Among the other relatives who survive is a brother, Sam Wood of Lusk and a sister, Mrs. D. H. Dale of Portland, Ore.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Peet Chapel on Friday afternoon, May 19, at 2:30 with Rev. Lawrence Juell officiating.



The Lusk Herald
May 25, 1950
Last Rites Held For Sol Wood Friday Afternoon


The last rites for Solomon L. Wood were held from the Peet Chapel on Friday afternoon, May 19 at 2:30 o'clock and the popularity of the deceased was shown by the large number of friends who attended the services.

Rev. Lawrence P. Juell, pastor of the Congregational church officiated. The songs "Safely and Tenderly", "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "The Peace My Savior Gives Me" were sung by a quartet composed of Rex Yocum, Don Housh, Mrs. Lafe Culver, Jr., and Miss Phyllis
Johns, with Mrs. Gerald Bardo as accompanist.

The casket bearers were Jerry Urbanek, Don Keys, Bryan Burge, Robert Dixon, Lavern James and John Jassman.

Military honors were accorded the deceased at the cemetery by members of Wieten-Dupes Post No. 4 of the American Legion.

Solomon Lorenzo Wood was born at LeMars, Iowa, Sept 27, 1900, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Wood. He came to Wyoming when 16 years of age, as his brother Sam Wood was already in Lusk as was his brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. D. H. Dale.

He is a veteran of World War I, having served six years in the U. S. Army and then went to Oregon where he resided until 1929 when he returned to Lusk and became an employee of the Texaco Bulk plant which was then operated by A. M. Bennett.

On Nov 12, 1929 he was married to Miss Katherine Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthon Hansen, at Hardin, Mont., and they are the parents of four children.

For the past nine years they have been engaged in farming and ranching on a ranch 12 miles northeast of Lusk. In addition to his ranch duties he was driving a school bus and had made his customary trip on Tuesday, May 16 and that evening suffered a stroke at his ranch home. He was brought to the Spencer Hospital where he passed away the following morning at 4:30.

Survivors include his widow, Katherine, a son, James, 14 and three daughters, Donna Joan, 16; Carole Beth, 12 and Janice Elaine, 3. Three brothers, Andrew J. of Cincinnatti, Ohio, Wa1ter of Calif., and Sam of Lusk and one sister, Mrs. Lola Dale of Seattle, Wash.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend the services were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hansen of Thermopolis, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Wood, who were moving from the state of Washington to Cincinnati, Ohio., and arrived here by accident in time for the funeral. Also Miss Anna Hansen, Wyoming University student, who was here from Laramie and Mr. and Mrs. George Vidnes of Midwest.




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