There is an Edwin Banard Wood born 1 Aug 1873 in Smithfield, PA. He married Mary Zennette Hubble 20 Feb 1896. In the 1900 census they were living in Waverly, NY with their 2 children Leona born 21 Feb 1897 and Bernard born 6 Jul 1899. He was a fireman on the Lehigh Valley Railroad. It is possible the trains stopped at night and the passengers spent the night in a local hotel. Did this train line go through the correct city - and possibly stop overnight? Is it possible the mother worked at that hotel?
My ancestor Gorge E Wood (ggg-grandfather) was 1st cousin to Edwin Bernard Wood's father. If this is the correct person, that would make us 6th cousins. On GEDmatch we share 4 small segments over 1 cM. The largest is 4.7 cM on chromosome 10. This seems to indicate that while we are not defined cousins, we probably have a common ancestor(s) - I would guess early 1700s.
The information is from the book "A Genealogy of the Lineal Descendants of William Wood Who Settled in Concord, Mass., in 1638" by Clay W. Holmes, Elmira, N. Y. 1901. The common ancestor would be Nathan Wood born 24 Mar 1723 in Concord, MA.