Harry S. Hood

03 April 2020 by Nick Hood

Harry S. Hood, his son Charles, and two of Charles’ daughters, Luci and Linda, in Miami, 1961.
Harry Straight Hood was born on 8th April 1903 in West Virginia. He was the last in the family to follow the tradition of bearing his mother’s surname (Straight) as his middle name.


Harry Straight Hood was born on 8th April 1903 in West Virginia and died in Dade County, Florida, at the age of 86. He was married to Mary Lucille Long and had four children: Elizabeth (Betty-Ann), Eleanor, Charles (Jack), and Richard (Ric).

The family lived in Harrison County, West Virginia, where the 1930 census record shows that Harry worked as a motor mechanic. A decade later, the county census has Lucille as the head of household and the four children living with her. Her sister, Agnes Hood (sic.) living with the family in 1930, is also absent from the 1940 census record for the household.

Harry was at one time a Dade County councilman - I was told once that there was at one time a Harry S. Hood building in Hialeah, standing in his honour.


Harry’s parents were Harry Hood and Malinda Ann Straight.


Name DoB PoB DoD PoD Comment
Harry Straight HOOD 8th April 1903 WV 15th April 1989 Hialeah, FL  
Mary Lucille LONG 31 July 1909 Mason Co., VA. 1954? ? Married 10 Aug 1926.
Harry HOOD 1873 WV 1949 ? Father
Malinda Ann STRAIGHT 1 Sep 1876 Marion Co., WV 21 July 1918 Monongalia Co., WV Mother

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