Judge Donald Wood-Obit 16 June 1879 "Goldsboro Messenger"
- ' - I The Newbern iVwf Shell says the sad intelligence reached that city Thursday night of the drowning, of Capt Judge Donald Wood, of the steamer Neuse, plying between that city and Kinston. The steamer j was moored at her wharf in Kinston and Capt Wood was attempting to remove a box from the pilot house, on the upper deck, when he tripped and fell into the river, receiving hurts in the fall which probably rendered him uncon scious, and which prevented him from again coming to the surface after he struck the water and jwent down. Efforts were at once, made after a carefu to recover his body, and search of 30 minutes, it was found a short distance from the steam er. When the body was first taken out of the water it Vas thought the heart still beat and physicians who were present at tempted to resuscitate the unfortunate man, but were unsuccessful. Capt Wood was an official member of the Methodist Church in Kinston,' and was a pious, up- light man. He had a large number of friends both in Kinston and that city, and leaves' a wife and several -children 5 to. mourn bis loss, i ' h