Obituary (Mary Sutton Lawrence)

Mary Delphina Sutton Lawerence [sic] was born Feb. 11, 1845, in Sussex Co., New Jersey, and came to Michigan with her parents when she was five years old, locating near Orion.  She was the youngest of six children born to Lewis and Elizabeth Losey Sutton. Her brothers and sisters have passed away in the order in which they were born. Jan. 1, 1866, she was married to Isaac Harrison Lawrence. To them was born one daughter, Cornelia Elizabeth, who, with her husband, Loren White, has had the care of her mother through many years of suffering.

Mrs. Lawrence passed away April 10, 1931, at her home in Fenton. The funeral was held at the home Sunday, April 12, with burial in the Sashabaw cemetery.

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Stephen H. Wood

Stephen H. Wood died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Decker, near Sussex, of complication of diseases. Mr. Wood was born near Amity, N.Y., June 23, 1836, a son of Isaac and Jane Miller Wood. September 22, 1866, he was united in marriage to Sarah S. Clay, of near Sussex, who died December 27, 1922. They began housekeeping in Vernon where he was farming and remained there until April, 1902, when they moved near Sussex. Mr. Wood was a good business man and a kind father. Early in life he united with the Methodist church at Vernon. He was also a member of the Wantage Grange and Sussex County Pomona Grange. He is survived by five children, Christopher H. Wood, residing at home; Margaret, wife of George McCloud, of Franklin; Ida, wife of Harry White of Libertyville; Grace, wife of Edward Hockenberry, of the Clove, and Mrs. Edna F. Decker, of near Sussex. He is survived by ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from his late home near Woodbourne Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Papakating cemetery.

Source: Sussex Independent, February 2, 1923.