1838–1910

Introduction

Born: March 2, 1838, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: March 27, 1910, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, of pneu­mo­nia.

Buried: West Laur­el Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ba­la Cyn­wyd, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

David was the son of Jon­a­than Hump­hreys Wood and Wil­hel­mi­na Hun­son Jones. He mar­ried twice, to Ra­chel E. Laird (1856), and Al­ice M. Bur­dette (1898).

He trained in Phil­a­del­phia at the In­sti­tute for the Blind, and was an in­struct­or there from 1853.

From 1864, he was the or­gan­ist at St. Ste­phen’s Church in Phil­a­del­phia, be­com­ing a noted play­er, teach­er, and com­pos­er. He was known as Pro­fes­sor Wood among his as­so­ci­ates and stu­dents.

Sources

Music