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Spencer Shepard Wood Edit Profile

Naval officer

Spencer Shepard Wood, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross and Sampson, Philippine Campaign, New York State and Flushing (New York) medals. Served in Iroquois, 1885-1887.

Background

Wood, Spencer Shepard was born on August 7, 1861 in Brooklyn. Son of John Wardell and Mary Garrison (Shepard) Wood.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1882, Naval War College.

Career

Commissioned ensign, July 1884. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, October 15.

Membership

Served in Iroquois, 1885-1887.

Connections

Married Mary Margaretta Fryer, June 12, 1895. Children: Margaretta, Anne Elizabeth.

father:
John Wardell Wood

mother:
Mary Garrison (Shepard) Wood

spouse:
Mary Margaretta Fryer

children:
Margaretta Wood

Anne Elizabeth Wood