The Wood County Genealogical Society Genealogy Research Center is housed at the Quitman Public Library, 202 E. Goode Street (Hwy 154), Quitman, Texas. The library is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday excluding holidays.
Members of the Calhoun, Alston, White, Little, and Morgan families were killed in the April 1919 tornado striking Wood County, Texas in and about the Winnsboro area. For details, click here –> 1919 Tornado.
My great-great grandmother, Mary Ann (Callaway) Turner (Dec. 5,1833-April 9, 1919 also died in this tornado in Wood County . She is buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Oak Grove, Texas.
Mary Ann and her family were some of the early pioneers of Wood County, Texas, coming to the area by way of paddle boat and wagon, from Georgia..
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