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, RESIDENT HERE 55 YEARS, EXPIRES
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. TuesdayNote: 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.