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Horace Rood

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Posted: 1073103676000
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Surnames: Rood
I am still looking for the obit on him but stumbled into this using the "Family Tree" section of rootsweb.

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ID: I60249
Name: Horace Greely ROOD
Sex: M
Birth: 19 JUN 1850 in Bristol, Dane Co., Wisconsin
Census: 1880 Delana, Humboldt Co., Iowa
Note: age 29, farmer
Death: 21 JUN 1943 in Sandpoint, Bonner Co., Idaho
Burial: 1943 Salmon, Lemhi Co., Idaho
Occupation: Farmer
Note: "History of Lemhi County."
Horace and Loretta Rood
Horace Greely Rood was born at Bristol, Wisconsin, June 19, 1850the son of Abram and Elizabeth Baker Rood. He had one sisterand six brothers. His brother Calvin was killed in the CivilWar in 1861. Horace and his brother, Harvey, came west to SalemCity, Idaho Territory with the covered wagon trains.
On the way, the wagon master sent two of the men out to getfresh meat for the people on the train. They was some Indianwomen bathing in a creek, and one of the men shot and killed oneof the women. That night the Indians descended on the wagon thewagon train, and if the wagon master hadn't turned the guiltyman over to the Indians, they would have killed everyone on thetrain.
Horace Rood returned to Wisconsin and married Loretta Dodge, whowas born December 25, 1848, at Otsego, Wisconsin. To this unionfour sons were born at Clear Lake, Iowa. Burell was born August13, 1874. He was shot and killed by an[d] insane man, October2, 1903 at Custer, Idaho. Willard Rood was born January 30,1876. Grant was born February 21, 1878, and Frank was bornFebruary 3, 1881. Trand was accidently shot and killed inBritish Columbia, Canada, April 25, 1833.
The Rood family came to Salmon in 1882, with the covered wagontrains. Their daughter Lola, was born December 20, 1888, inSalmon, Idaho. She died August 1, 1968 at the Steele MemorialHospital.
One night in 1891, a drunken Indian shot through a window in theHorace Rood home and hit Loretta in the breast. She neverrecovered from the shot, and died January 12, 1892. Mattie andTom Andrews took Lola into their home and cared for her.
The Rood brothers packed into Thunder Mountain. On one tripthey had twenty mules loaded with sixty cases of eggs. Theybought the eggs for ten cents a dozen and sold them for a dollara dozen.
Willard Rood, with the help of his brothers, had a store andbutcher shop in Leesburg. He was a wholesale and retailbutcher. He sold beef steak for thirty cents a pound, beefroast roast for thirteen cents, and boiling meat for ten cents.Leesburg had been a gold town of approximately one thousandpeople.
Burell and Frank Rood never married. Grant married Rose Slater,August 25, 1902. They lived in Salmon and on Phelan Creek.Grant died Arpil 25, 1942.
Lola was married three times but never had any children. Herlast husband was Bob Gay.
Willard Rood married Mae McCracken November 10, 1907, at theMcCracken home at Carmen, Idaho. To this union, Frank, Willard,and Velma Rood were born.
Horace Rood died June 21, 1943, at Sandpoint, Idaho. Intermentwas in the Salmon Cemetery.

by Velma O'Connor
Change Date: 12 JUL 2003

Father: Abram ROOD b: 16 MAR 1818 in Vermont
Mother: Elizabeth BAKER b: 1827 in Northumberland, Saratoga Co., New York

Marriage 1 Loretta DODGE b: 25 DEC 1848 in Otsego, Columbia Co., Wisconsin
Burell ROOD b: 13 AUG 1874 in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa
Willard ROOD b: 30 JAN 1876 in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa
Grant ROOD b: 21 FEB 1878 in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa
Frank ROOD b: 3 FEB 1881 in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa
Lola ROOD b: 20 DEC 1888 in Salmon, Lemhi Co., Idaho

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