Rev. Lester L. Wood

1916 Graduate Earlham College from US School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 from Ancestry.  Lester Leo Wood, A.B. Parker, Ind.  History and English Glee Club 2,3,4; Ionian 3, 4; Polity Club 3; Gospel Team 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.  H liked the class all right but he left us this year.  While we have been enjoying ourselves writing up Seniors, presenting pageants, and attending faculty “dos,” poor Lester has been pouring over stale Greek manuscripts at Hartford Theological Seminary. 

1916 Marriage Nola B. Oler Nola B. Oler – Facts (

19190613 Plain Dealer Chagrin Falls Churches Combine.  The Congregational and Disciple churches of Chagrin Falls are uniting under a plan of church federation served by one pastor. Rev. Lester Wood. A Congregational minister.  Similar local federations have been in operation at Olmsted Falls, Aurora and Garrettsville the last few years.

1926 Oct 8  Deed from Robert L. Stern to Lester and Nola Wood $10.00 Sublot 6 Orange Twp

1928 – Highland Church – Detroit at W. 114th, Rev. Lester Wood From <>

1931 Nov 19 Lester provided the invocation at dedication of the rock and owned the property at that time.

1936 Mar 21 From Palladium Item, (Richmond, Indiana) Realty Transfer Clyde G. Oler et al, to Nola B. Oler Wood and Lester L. parts 8, 17, 13, $1.

1938 Mar 12 Plain Dealer Rev. Lester Wood of Painesville will occupy the pulpit of Euclid Avenue Congregational.  Given to Sandy 05/24/2022

1940 Mar 04 Plain Dealer Painesville Pastor is Called to Trinity Church in Heights Rev. Lester Wood, pastor of First Church (Congregational) of Painesville, yesterday announced his resignation and acceptance of a call from Trinity Congregational Church, 3357 Washington Boulevard, Cleveland Heights.  Rev. Mr. Wood will assume the pastorate of Trinity Church the first Sunday in May.  During his ministry since 1936 at First Church of Painesville, Rev. Mr. Wood has added 360 members.  In 1937 he led the Congregational churches of the state in number of new members received.  Part of Rev. Mr. Wood’s task at Trinity Church will be to increase the membership and to complete the building of the church, of which only the religious education unit is finished.  For seven and a half years Rev. Mr. Wood served Chagrin Falls Congregational Church, now federated with the Disciples of Christ.  From 1926 to 1936 he was minister of Highland Congregational Church here.

19420426 Plain Dealer Heights Minister Called to Chagrin Rev. Lester Wood, minister of Trinity Congregational Church Cleveland Heights, has been called to the pulpit of Chagrin Falls Federated Church a church he helped found when he was called there from Oberlin Graduate School of Theology 23 years ago.  It was announced yesterday.  Chagrin Falls Federated Church was created through a union of Congregationalists and Disciples of Christ and was served by Rev. Mr. Wood seven years.  Afterward he held pastorates at Highland Congregational Church, Painesville First Congregational Church, and Trinity Congregational Church, Cleveland Heights.  Last September Rev. W. J. Lineback pastor of Chagrin Falls Federated Church resigned to become a chaplain in the army.  Since then, Dr. Roy E. Bowers has been interim pastor.  Rev. Mr. Wood will assume the duties of his charge Monday and will begin preaching Sunday Jun 7.

19531221 Plain Dealer Mrs. Lester Wood Services for Mrs. Nola Wood wife of Rev. Lester L. Wood, pastor of the Trumbull (Conn.) Congregational Church, were held in Trumbull yesterday.  Burial will be at Greensfork, Ind, tomorrow.  Mrs. Wood died Saturday at Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital after an illness of several months.  She and her husband moved to Connecticut from Cleveland six years ago.  Rev. Mr. Wood was pastor here at Trinity Congregational and Highland Congregational Churches.

1955 Ruth F. Ferbrache m Lester Wood in Manhattan NY

19601231 Plain Dealer Advertisement Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights Coventry at Drexmore Ministers: Dr. Robert I Blakesley, The Rev. John J. Adams, The Rev. Lester L. Wood Worship Service at 11 A.M. Preschool through Grade 7 Classes at 11 A.M. Upper Church School Grades 7 to 12 at 9:30 A.M.

19670526 Name: Wood, Rev. Lester L.  Date: May 26 1967  Source: Plain Dealer, Reel #127  Notes: Wood. The Rev. Lester L. Wood, beloved husband of Ruth F. (Ferbrache), brother of Mrs. David Collins of Farmland, Ind., and Mrs. Olaus Wise of Muncie, Ind. late residence, 2589 Euclid Heights Blvd. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Trinity Congregational Church (Shaker Blvd. at Gates Mills Blvd.). Interment Crown Hill Cemetery.  From <

1987 Ruth Wood died From <>  

Father: Thomas D Ferbrache  Mother: Mary Watson  Spouse: Rev. Lester L. Wood  Siblings: Alice [Floyd Behner] From <>  -Graduate of Case Western Reserve  – School teacher 42 years   From <>