Eleanor Duncan Wood (b. January 10, 1869, Philadelphia, PA – d. June 13, 1936, Maysville, KY)

Wood was a successful poet, having numerous pieces of hers selected for publication in various journals and newspapers. One of her poems, “In Memoriam,” was chosen to be engraved on the side of a World War I memorial building built on University of Kentucky’s campus. Wood published a collection of her poetry titled Largesse, in 1926. She died ten years later at age 67 and is buried in Washington, KY.



Calvert, Jean, and John Klee. Maysville, Kentucky: From Past to Present in Pictures.  Maysville, KY: Mason County Museum, 1983.

Noe, J.T.C. A Brief Anthology of Kentucky Poetry. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Extension Service, 1936.

“Prize-Winning Memorial Poem in Kentucky,” Kentucky Times Star, October 2, 1922, 16.

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