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    WILLIAM W. WOOD, who is secretary and treasurer of the Wood Shovel & Tool Company, of Piqua, Ohio, was born in this city in March, 1878, and is a son of H. K. and a grandson of William Webster Wood.

    The Wood family is an old colonial one that came to New England from England in 1637 and established itself in New Hampshire. William Webster Wood, the grandfather of William W., came from Hollis, New Hampshire, to Piqua, Ohio, in 1837, and shortly after ward the father of William W. Wood was born, the latter being in the third generation of the family in this city.

    William W. Wood went from the Piqua High School to Phillips Academy, at Exeter, New Hampshire, where he was graduated in the class of 1898. When he returned home he went to work for the Piqua Electric Company, remaining until December, 1899, and then entered the employ of the Philadelphia Clay Manufacturing Company, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Two years later he retired from that company and came back to Piqua and soon afterward was one of the incorporators of the Wood Shovel & Tool Company, of which he continues to be secretary and treasurer. The industry is one of importance and Mr. Wood possesses the energy and enterprise to make it a leading one of this section.

    In politics, Mr. Wood is an ardent Republican and stands very high in the councils of his party. He is chairman of the Republican County Central and County Executive Committees and possesses the tact and diplomacy which are so necessary to make these offices effective in maintaining party harmony and securing tangible results. Socially he is a member of the Piqua and the Cosmopolitan Clubs, and fraternally he is a Mason. He has membership in the Green Street Methodist Episcopal Church.

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