1860's Ezra Arthur Wood Civil War CDV Photo, Windsor County, Vermont
On reverse: "Ezra Arthur Wood" is handwritten in fine old period pencil script. Photo type: Original Antique Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Civil War era Photograph. Photographer: Unmarked, unknown.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Ezra Arthur Wood 1857–1924 born and died in Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont.
Father: Rudolphus W Wood 1827–1893 (Rudolph Wood) born in Vermont
Mother: Cynthia M Smith Wood 1831–1904 born in Vermont
Annette E Wood 1856–1937
Ezra Arthur Wood 1857–1924 (this photo)
Lucinda Minerva Wood 1859–1932
Thomas R Wood born 1861
Lillie J Wood born 1862
Mary E Wood born 1866
Albert E Wood 1870–1951
Nelson S Wood born 1871
His wife: Nellie B Brockway 1856–1932 born and died in Windsor County, Vermont. Here parents were Austin Brockway born 1824, and Sarah Jane Caswell Brockway 1839–1889. Her siblings were: William Brockway born 1858 and Edward William Brockway Sr 1867–1935.
Their Only Child: Elsie Marion Wood Stetson 1891–1967 married Justin Jay Stetson in 1925 in Hartford, Windsor County, VT. Their only child was Marion Paulene Wood Mayo 1916-1994, who married Henry Stephen Mayo 1903-1994.
A wonderful image of a man, age about 50 years, born roughly about 1810-1830. He is holding a beautiful young child on his lap, and she leaning against his body in kind affection. We assume this is Ezra's father Rudolphus Wood. This CDV photo was taken during the Civil War, early to mid 1860's. In the Victorian era, boys wore frocks with pleated skirts, or tunics and blouses over pleated skirts, until the age of three or five. Often you will also see a tartan sash. A portrait of the Prince of Wales in a Scottish kilt in 1849 gave rise to this vogue for boys.
We feel strongly that the elder Wood family member is holding a female child, possibly his younger sister Lucinda Wood born 1859, or Lillie Wood, born 1862, although based on the gender info above, it is possible this is Ezra. We have been fooled before by images of children in the 1860's we thought were female, that were actually male.
This is a beautiful old hand signed portrait of Ezra Wood, or marked as belonging to him and clearly marked. It may have been his personal photo, and he marked it as such. He is also seen as Ezra A. Wood or Ezra Wood, in census records. This photo was found in New England, specifically Hampshire County, Mass, not far from the Vermont border. It is a beautiful Wood family piece.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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