Charles Wood (1851-) was born June 3, 1851 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of John T. Wood and May Lyon Wood. Wood was educated at Haverford College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1870 and Master of Arts in 1873, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was given the degree of Doctor of Divinity 1885. After his graduation from Princeton, he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a pastor at the Central Church, Buffalo, N.Y. (1873-1878), the First Church at Germantown, Pa. (1886-1896), the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. (1896-1908), and the Church of the Covenant of Washington D.C. from 1908 until his retirement in 1928.
Charles Wood was also an author, and his works included: "Saunterings in Europe" (1882), "Beginning Life" (1887), "Friends and Foes of Youth" (1898), and "Some Moral and Religious Aspects of War" (1915).
Charles Wood married Mary Hollingsworth Morris in 1883 and the couple had six children: Margaret E (1883), William P (1884), Emily (1887), James S (1889), Mary E (1890), Catherine N (1891). After the death of his first wife in 1891, Wood married Alice Cox in 1905.
Charles Wood died in New York in 1936.