Frank F. Wood

Page 371 - Frank F. Wood, who is regarded as one of the successful automobile dealers of Grand Rapids, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 8, 1887, the son of Frank W. and Clara (Morton) Wood, the former of whom was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1851, and the latter of whom was born the same year in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Frank F. Wood has one brother and three sisters as follows: Mrs. Alice LaLonde, of Duluth, Minnesota; Mrs. Grace Depue, of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Clare Tanner, of Big Piney, Wyoming, and Everett C. Wood, of Detroit. Frank F. Wood received the education afforded by the public schools of his native city after which he became a salesman for a wholesale grocery firm of Chicago. After continuing with this concern for some time, he entered the employ of the Walter Baker & Company, Ltd., of Dorchester, Massachusetts. He left this company in 1916 to become associated with the Ford Motor Company at Detroit, and in October of the following year, he took over the Ford agency at Grand Rapids, where he has since continued. Though he has been active in the business life of Grand Rapids for only eight years, he has gained an enviable reputation as a business man and automobile dealer, for he has built up the business of his agency to a point where it is recognized as one of the flourishing concerns of its kind in the city. On April 12, 1910, he married Miss Alma Messer, the daughter of Rev. Charles F. Messer, who is now pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Texarkana, Arkansas.

Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created: 6 July 2003