This prince of good fellows is a product of Crown Point. He was born April 29, 1870, his parents being Martin and Susan Wood. Martin Wood was one of the pioneer lawyers of Lake County, having practiced in Crown Point for over forty years. He served one term in the State Legislature. He died in 1892, but his wife survives, aged seventy-eight years, and makes her home with her children, of whom she has eight, three daughters living in Hammond and one in Kansas; one son in Topeka, Kansas; one in New York City; one in Kansas City; and George F., who resides in Crown Point.
George attended the public schools of his town, and later entered his father's office and read law, and later studied in the office of J. Frank Meeker, and was admitted to the bar of the Lake County Circuit Court. Twelve years ago Mr. Wood was made county constable of Lake County, which position he has filled conscientiously and fearlessly. In his uniform of blue that he wears at all times, he looks the officer that he is. He is familiar with every nook and crook in Lake County and has rendered valuable services to sheriffs and their deputies in apprehending law-breakers. He is highly respected by all, even crooks, because, while he is firm, he is very congenial. The accompanying photograph shows Officer Wood in full uniform and is a striking likeness. George always carries his trademark with him -- the best disposition of any man in Lake County.
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