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Transcribed biography of Kenneth Melvin Wood


Kenneth M. Wood was born in 1937 at Hobbs, New Mexico, son of Kenneth W. and Waide Minerva Wood. Mariann Wood was born in 1936 at Hammond, Indiana, daughter of Paul E. and Martha De Armitt. Kenneth and Mariann met in Colorado in 1957 and were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso, in 1959. Kenneth joined Northern Indiana Public Service Co. in 1961. Previously, he had worked for Walsh Construction and also in the oil fields. He served three years in the Army in the mid-fiftys. He has served on the Valparaiso Police Dept. since the early 1960's as a special officer and is also a police firearms instructor. He holds the position of Quality Assurance engineer for Nipsco.

Mariann came to Valparaiso from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, with the De Armitt family in 1950 and has lived here since, with the exception of almost a year after her marriage when she and Kenneth lived in Kimball, Nebraska. She graduated from Valparaiso High School, worked in the registrar's office at Valparaiso University for a year and for five years was dental assistant and receptionist for Dr. R. O. Johnson, D.D.S. She is a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Kenneth and Mariann Wood have three daughters: Jennifer Ann, born in 1962; Rebecca Gaye, born in 1967; Melissa Jean, born 1969.

The family moved from town to Washington Highlands Subdivision in Washington Township in 1973.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 178

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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