Andrew J. Wood, an Adrian resident for many years, died last night at 9:15 o’clock in the home of his daughter Mrs. Merle Sherman in Palmyra village. Death was the result of failing health from infirmities of age for the last two years. He was 80 years old.
Mr. Wood was born in Lenawee county and lived the greater part of his life in and near Adrian. He was a resident of Adrian since 1902 and the family home was at 204 North McKenzie Street until the death of his wife Lucy E. Wood May 6, 1936. Since then he has lived with his only daughter Mrs. Percy Sherman of Palmyra.
He was in the transfer and trucking business for a number of years and then was employed by the New York Central railroad until he retired at the age of 70 years. He was then in charge of Riverside Park for seven years.
He was married August 23, 1882 to Lucy E. Shauger. To them was born one daughter, Mrs. Merle Sherman who survives with one brother Morgan Wood of Lowell.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the Everiss Funeral Home with the Rev. George D. Prentice of the Presbyterian Church officiating. The burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 1, 1939.