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Fred N. Wood obituary

Native Of This Place Crushed Under Hay Load
Fred Wood of Voorheesville, Found In Field
June 30, 1932
The Middleburgh News

     A load of hay without a driver observed by Mrs. Fred N. Wood on Friday at her farm home near Voorheesville, caused her to go in search of her husband who had left the house to work in the fields. She found him on the ground, unconscious and dying. He lived less than fifteen minutes after being discovered.
     Subject to heart attacks, it is believed he fell from the load of hay and that the wheels of the heavy wagon passed over him, crushing his chest. The horses were entering the barn when Mrs. Wood noticed her husband's absence.
     Mr. Wood was fifty-six, and a native of Middleburgh. He was widely known in the section as an agent for a fire insurance company. About six years ago he took over the small farm near Voorheesville, but continued his insurance work.
     He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Marion, a member of this year's graduating class at Delmar High School, his aged mother, Mrs. Ruth Wood and a sister, Mrs. George Rivenburgh, who live in Middleburgh, also a brother, Velmore D. Wood of Scnenectady.

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