LtCol Zachary Taylor Wood NWMP

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Zachary Taylor Wood, NWMP

Birthplace: U.S.Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of John Taylor Wood, Capt., CSA and Lola Wood (MacKubin)
Husband of Frances Augusta Wood
Father of Stuart Zachary Taylor Wood, 9th Comm RCMP and John Taylor Wood, II
Brother of Anne Mackall Wood; Elizabeth Simms Wood; Lola MacKubin Wood; Robert Crooke Wood, IV; Eleanor MacKubin Campbell and 5 others

Occupation: NWMP/RNWMP Acting Commissioner NWMP; Commissioner Yukon Territory
Managed by: Charles William Γεωργιος...
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About LtCol Zachary Taylor Wood NWMP

Zachary Taylor Wood, CMG (1860–1915) was acting Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) and Commissioner of the Yukon Territory of Canada.

Born in Annapolis Naval Academy in 1860, where his father John Taylor Wood was stationed. Wood's great-grandfather was President of the United States Zachary Taylor.

Wood's family moved first to Halifax and later to Ontario. Taylor graduated from Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston, Ontario in 1882.

Zachary Taylor Wood served with the 90th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. He joined the North West Mounted Police in 1885 as Inspector under the command of Superintendent Sam Steele. He retired from the force due to poor health and died in Asheville, North Carolina in 1915 and is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario.

Mount Wood in the Yukon was named in honour of Zachary Taylor Wood in 1998, in honour of the 125th Anniversary of the RCMP. Add Our Family Tree link Link and link Zachary Taylor Wood is listed in R Whitney Tucker's "The Descendants of the Presidents",Delmar Printing Company, Charlotte, N.C. {1975), Chapter XII. Zachary Taylor, page 104, Fourth Generation, Descendant XII-17 (Zachary Taylor Wood, born November 27, 1860; died in Asheville, N.C., June 15, 1915. Educated at the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont. Lieutenant colonel and assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Governor of Yukon Territory; C.M.G. (Companion Medal, Order of St. Michael and St. George). Married, 1888, Francis Augusta Daly of Kingston. Children: XII-46. Stuart Zachary Taylor, XII-47. John Taylor, II)

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LtCol Zachary Taylor Wood NWMP's Timeline

November 11, 1860
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
October 17, 1889
Age 28
Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada
Age 40
January 15, 1915
Age 54
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
January 17, 1915
Age 54
Kingston, Ontario, Canada