Taken from pages 1025-1026 of History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889.
Lashley F. Wood was born in Moniteau County, Missouri on October 28, 1839. Lashley F. wood was reared and educated in Moniteau County and after finishing his common-school education, he entered the University of Missouri at Columbia. At the age of twenty, he began the study of law and in March 1861 graduated from the Louisville (Ky.) Law School.
In May 1861, Lashley F. Wood enlisted in the Missouri State Guard as orderly sergeant and gradually rose to the rank of captain. He was at Carthage , Wilson's Creek, Lexington, Boonville and Pea Ridge. He was captured near the Arkansas line and taken to Alton (Illinois) Prison where he was kept about one year when he was paroled and returned to Moniteau County.
In 1865, he went to the State of California for two years. He then began his practice of law. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Moniteau County in 1886 and re-elected in 1888. He was a Mason and served as District Deputy Grand Master.
Lashley F. Wood married Kate Bishop in 1871 and they had three children: Elia B., Walter F. and Myrtle B.
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