In 1973, Frances Wood Haas, the oldest child of Dr. Benjamin B and Mary Sullivan Wood, started to write a "family history.  The narratives about  this American family, as she wrote them, appear in the pages that follow.   

Dr. Benjamin and Mary (seated) were the parents of (l to r) Benjamin J. Wood,  John B. Wood,  Paul I. Wood (front) and Frances Wood Haas.  A fifth child, Eugene C. Wood, died at the age of eight  is not pictured here.   Photo date is c. 1925.