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Bertha Alice Wood was born Feb. 10, 1878; died at her home in Decatur, Nov. 16, 1908. She was married to Simpson Myers Nov. 7, 1897. Besides the husband she is survived by four children, Lora, Earl, Ray and Laurence. A stepfather, a mother, one sister, three half-brothers and three half-sisters and a great many relatives and friends. She professed a hope in Christ about two years ago at a revival meeting at Mt. Auburn Methodist church, but never united with any church. She expected to unite with the Youngblood Baptist church, but on account of poor health was never permitted to do so. She expressed herself many times as being ready to go where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are no more. And while many hearts are made sad, we are willing to submit ourselves and say, Thy will be done, for we believe our loss is her eternal happiness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 18, at the Youngblood church in charge of Rev. Carey Fitzgerald. The remains were laid to rest in the Youngblood cemetery. The bearers were Jas. Davis, Doug Riggs, Albert and Joe Myers, J. W. and Henry Whitlock.

Submitted by Robert W. Ridenour


The following is quoted from the Jacksonville Daily Journal dated Friday, June 16, 1939:

Mrs. Richard Wood Dies at Home on South Clay Avenue

Mrs. Lida Scott Wood passed away yesterday evening at 6 o'clock at her home, 1239 South Clay avenue, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Richard R. Wood.

The decedent was born Nov. 7, 1870 at Sedalia, Mo., daughter of Samuel and Hettie Salyers Scott. She was united in marriage with Mr. Wood of this city a number of years ago. She had been a resident of Morgan county for 65 years.

Mrs. Wood was a member of the Central Christian church.

She is survived by her husband, Richard R. Wood; three children: Russell Wood, Harold H. Wood, and Mrs. Harold Bowman, all of Jacksonville; three grandchildren: John Richard Wood, Carol Ann Wood and Nancy Elizabeth Bowman. There is one sister, Mrs. Thomas Holmes of Ashland.

The remains were removed to the Gillham Funeral home. Plans for the services will be completed today.

(Note: Lida Scott married Richard Wood June 14, 1893 in Morgan Co., Il. She is buried in Union cemetery near Pisgah, Il. - Walter Warren Haley - May 8, 2002)

Submitted by: Walter Warren Haley.

Bloomington - Normal Paragraph, 12 Jan 1951

Funeral services for Milton Wood, 409 East Olive Street, (Bloomington, McLean Co, IL) who died Wednesday in St. Joseph's Hospital, were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Goodfellow-Metzler Memorial Home with the Rev. Fr. F. H. O. Bowman officiating.

Mrs. Grace Lilyholm was soloist and Mrs. John Neu was organist. Pallbearers were Lou Deppe, Shelley Brummett, Amos McCurley, Benton Buchanan, Fred Lewis, Chris Beck.

Graveside services were held at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, conducted by the Rev. Clair E. Malcomson.

(*note*) Husband of Rose Josephine (Harmon) Wood (1873-1955), Milton Merrill "Milt" Wood, was born on 22 Jan 1874 @ Franklin, IL and died 13 Jan 1951 @ Bloomington, IL, he is buried at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.

Submitted by: Cheri Courson

Jacksonville Journal, 10 May 1955


Mrs. Rose J. Wood, 81, of 913 South Main Street, died at 12:15 Monday Morning at Our Saviour's hospital where she had been a patient since May 2. Mrs. Wood has resided in Jacksonville for fifty-five years.

She was born at Franklin August 9, 1873, the daughter of Patrick and Rose Devlin Harmon. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Turner H. (Emma Kathryn Wood) Cully of Bloomington, and a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Jacqueline Marie Cully) Carr of Fort Smith. Ark. There are three great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles and Art Harmon, both of this city and a sister, Mrs. Jerry Ryan, also of Jacksonville.

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 Wednesday Morning at the Church of Our Saviour with burial to be made in Calvary Cemetery.

The family will meet friends at the Reavy Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday

Note: Rose Josephine (Harmon) Wood b. 8/9/1873 Franklin, IL d. 5/9/1955 Jacksonville, IL - Rose married Milton Merrill "Milt" Wood (1874-1951) son of George W. & Emily Josephine (Cox) Wood

Submitted by: Cheri Courson


Jacksonville Daily Journal, date unknown

Stella Haley Wood, Born in Morgan, Dies

Mrs. Stella Haley Wood, 78, formerly of Jacksonville, died Monday at St. Francis hospital in Litchfield, where she had resided many years.

Mrs. Wood was born at Murrayville in August of 1892, daughter of Isaac and Ida Jane Thorne Haley. Two children survive, Mrs. Fred Klekamp and Warren (Bud) Wood of Litchfield. A son, James, preceded in death several weeks ago. There are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Three sisters survive, Mrs. Ethel Gloor of Jacksonville, Mrs. Grace Shekels of Howey-in-the Hills, Florida, and Mrs. Maude Leib of Winchester.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at Gerit-Meinschein Funeral Home in Litchfield with interment to be made at Litchfield.

Submitted by: Walter Warren Haley.
Jacksonville Daily Journal, October 6, 1906. (Morgan County)

The venerable William Wood died Friday night at 9:30 o'clock at his home, 124 Dunlap street, aged 66 years. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis suffered about two weeks ago.

The decedent was born in England in 1840 and came to this country with his parents when one year of age. He served in the union army during the civil war for three years and eight months, being honorably discharged after faithful service in his country's cause. Practically his whole life was spent in this city, with the exception of two years in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Mr. Wood leaves four sons, James, Clifford, Elmer and Vivian, and three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Long, Mrs. Agnes Lewis and Miss Ella Wood. His wife died nine years ago, and three children died in infancy. Funeral arrangements have not been made, and will be announced later.

Jacksonville Daily Journal, October 9, 1906.

The funeral of William Wood was conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Guy B. Williamson officiating. The services were in charge of the G.A.R., a large number of the members being in attendance. Music was furnished by Miss Cora Graham, Mrs. James Campbell, William Moore and John Mullenix, and the flowers were under the care of Miss Anastasia McCormick, Mrs. Lee Deatherage and Miss Elsie Wood. At the conclusion of the services in this city the remains were taken to Arcadia cemetery for interment. The bearers were J. E. Wright, W. C. Wright, Fred Nagel, M. Jensen, Jas. F. Self and Jas. Mcglothlin.
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