Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood's Death

Born (Birthday) October 9, 1860

Death Date August 7, 1927

Age of Death 66 years

Cause of Death Brain Tumor

Place of Death Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States

Profession War Hero

The war hero Leonard Wood died at the age of 66. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Physician and Army Chief of Staff from 1910 to 1914 who served in the Apache Wars, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippine American War.

He fought in the last campaign against Geronimo in 1886, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his efforts.

He was the personal physician to Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley.

Personal Life

He descended from four Mayflower passengers who all signed the Mayflower Compact. His brain is being held at the Yale School of Medicine in its historic collection.

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he and Theodore Roosevelt, organized the 1st Volunteer Cavalry regiment, popularly known as the Rough Riders.

How did Leonard Wood die?

Wood was diagnosed in 1910 with a benign meningioma, which was successfully resected by Harvey Cushing. He made a full recovery, but the tumor later recurred. Wood died in Boston on August 7, 1927 during surgery on the brain tumor. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 21, Grave S-10.