Farnum Vergil Wood, Circa 1942

Ethel Wight Collection. – Part 155d & 155e
Photo Friday
By Don Taylor

Farnum Vergil Wood, circa 1942.

Photo of Farnum Vergil Wood, circa 1942 in a church gown.
Farnum Vergil Wood, circa 1942.

Today, I examined two photo packets. One was titled Orvgil [sic] Wood, and the other says Virgil Word. Both photo packets indicate 1942, and one says Saco. Both photo packages appear to be of the same young man wearing church attire.

What I learned while analyzing this photo package:

  • The 1940 US Census indicates he was 18 years old, born in Vermont, the son of John (and Elsie Vaun) Algrove, and lived in St Johnsbury, Vermont, in 1935.
  • Oceana, the Old Orchard Beach High School yearbook for 1940 (Image 25[i]), includes a photo of Virgil Wood. The photos in this collection are clearly of the same young man.
  • Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008, indicate Farnum Vergil Wood was born on 21 February 1922 in St. Johnsbury, VT. His parents were Harold Wood and Vaun Annis both born in Vermont.


I am quite sure these photos are of Farnum Vergil Wood.

Ancestry has ten public trees that refer to Farnum Vergil Wood. Family Search has L5J3-S4R for Vergil. I uploaded this photo of them to his Family Search Memories. I uploaded three other similar pictures to my Flickr Photostream.

[i] “U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012”; School Name: Old Orchard Beach High School; Year: 1940

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