Grace Woods
born: 28 May 1885
Fort Lyon, Benton County, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 30 May 1952
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 67)
 
American actress who seemingly had a short career in the movie industry, working for a variety of film companies in the 1920s.
On 20 Aug 1907 in Sedalia, Missouri, she married a Hubert E. Wood (b. 1868 in Kentucky).  Nearly nine years later, Hubert died on 12 Apr 1916 at the Stormont Hospital in Topeka, Kansas of apoplexy.  In the 1920 Census, the widowed Grace is living in Los Angeles and her profession is given as "actress" in "silent drama."
On 8 Sep 1926, widowed housewife Grace Baker Wood (38, b. Mo.) remarried to Henry Haverty (47, b. Ireland, driver mech. at L.A. Postoffice [sic]).  This would appear at first glance to possibly be any Grace, but she (and Henry) are living at the same address given for Grace (1208 N Bronson Ave.) in various 1920s Los Angeles city directories, which list her profession as "photoplayer" or "actor."  The 1930 Census lists Grace's profession as "seamstress" at "studio."  Both's professions are blank in the 1940 Census.
She died two days after her 67th birthday and was buried next to first husband Hubert at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, Missouri.  Henry (b. 21 Nov 1877 in Galway, Ireland) died four months later, on 16 Sep 1952 in L.A.

Some sources give a birth year of circa 1884.  She was occasionally credited on-screen as WOODS, though her actual (married) name was WOOD (no 's').
Real name: Grace Baker Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1918
Here Come The Girls
[unidentified character]
 

1921
I Do
[unidentified character]
 

1924
The Cake Eater
Arabella's friend

1925
Circus Fever
Joe's mother

1925
Mary, Queen Of Tots
Mickey's mother

1926
Thundering Fleas
Skooter's mother
 

1928
Two Tars
Motorist who gets sprayed in the face with oil

1929
Movie Night
Theatre patron

1929
Perfect Day
Friendly neighbor

1931
Politiquerias
Passerby

1932
Spanky
Spanky's mother

Acknowledgements:
The City Directories for Grace: 
1920 LA City Dir: Wood Grace Mrs photoplayer h4695 Hollywood blvd
1921 LA City Dir: Wood Grace B wid Hubert photoplayer h1208 N Bronson av
1922 LA City Dir: Wood Grace B wid Hubert photo player h1208 N Bronson av
1923 LA City Dir: Wood Grace wid Hubert photo player h1208 N Bronson av
1925 LA City Dir: Wood Grace B photoplayer h1208 N Bronson av
1926 LA City Dir: Wood Mrs Grace h1208 N Bronson
1927 LA City Dir: Wood Grace B actor h1208 N Bronson av
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2X1-8CC (birth record)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11828-136282-38?cc=1325221 (1900 Census, line 43)
https://archive.org/stream/13thcensus1910po1582unit#page/n704/mode/1up (1910 Census, line 4)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109968753 (Hubert Wood at Find a Grave)
https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu106unit#page/n369/mode/1up (1920 Census, line 57)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29948-26635-74?cc=1804002 (marriage to Haverty)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29948-26819-56?cc=1804002 (marriage to Haverty)
https://archive.org/stream/californiacensus00reel133#page/n696/mode/1up (1930 Census, line 14)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27797-3455-48?cc=2000219 (1940 Census, line 15)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP7X-TFS (CA Death Index)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=109968780 (Grace at Find a Grave)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVF-YFR (Henry Haverty, WWI Draft Reg Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DH-XX7 (Henry Haverty, WWII Draft Reg Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP7X-TF7 (Henry Haverty, CA Death Index)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)
Jim Clewer (identification in Politiquerias)

This page was last updated on: 12 May 2017