Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Mrs. William Jones

Susie Anna Shanger [sic] was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, July 19, 1860, and passed away Monday, June 1, 1936, at the age of 75 years, ten months and 21 days. She was the daughter of John Leroy and Mary Rorick Shanger [sic] and when a young child moved with her parents to Lenawee County near Morenci. December 25, 1879, she was married to William Jones of Cooperstown, N.Y. To them were born two daughters Pearl Grace, now the wife of Joseph Moll, and Mabel Lavera, who predeceased her mother in death September 23, 1895, at the age of ten years. She was united with the Methodist Episcopal church under the pastorage of Rev. D.H. Ramsdell. She has been a resident of Adrian the last 34 years, coming here from Clayton. Her’s [sic] was a beautiful character, loyal and true and she was loved by all who knew her. She had been frail for some time and for the last two weeks was a patient sufferer until her Savior claimed her for His own. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harry and John and three sisters Miss Ellen, Mrs. Amelia Holmes and Mrs. Lucy Wood, the latter passing just three weeks ago. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She leaves her sorrowing husband and daughter who will miss her sweet companionship. The funeral was held at the Everiss Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W.H. Young officiating. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 6, 1936.

Mrs. A.J. Wood Died From Burns Suffered In Stove Explosion

No. McKenzie Street Woman Passed Away Last Night in Emma L. Bixby Hospital

2 Rescuers Also Burned

Explosion Blew Out Downstairs in House and Lifted Rugs From Floor

Mrs. Andrew J. Wood, aged 73 years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening in the Emma L. Bixby hospital from burns she suffered about 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the explosion of a gas stove in the kitchen of her home at 204 North McKenzie Street.

Two other persons suffered burns while trying to rescue Mrs. Wood after the explosion. Paul Holloway, 17, employed by the Ward Motor Service on the St. Joseph Street side of the Wood residence, had his eyebrows singed. Mrs. Harold Lovitt, who lives next door on the McKenzie Street side, was painfully burned on her arms as she wrapped the unconscious woman in rugs. She was later attended by Dr. A.B. Hewes.

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John L. Shauger

John L. Shauger, aged 67 years, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock in the home of his stepson, W.J. Isaacson, 226 Ormsby Street, where he has made his home for the last three years. Death resulted after a two week illness with asthma and complications.

Mr. Shauger was born in Canandaigua in 1867. For the last 30 years he has been foreman in the Peerless Fence factory and since the death of his wife three years ago he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaacson.

He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Earl Goodrich of Pontiac, four stepsons William J. Isaacson, Thomas and John Isaacson of Adrian and George Isaacson of Tecumseh and two sisters Mrs. Will Jones and Mrs. Andrew Wood of Adrian. A number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Isaacson home and the burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 8, 1935.

Happy Wedding Bells (excerpt)

Five Couples Joined In Holy Bands Of Wedlock.

A Pretty Home Wedding at the Residence of Mrs. Martha Dilliston Wednesday Night—Three of the Marriages Performed by the Baptist Minister.

About seventy-five guests assembled at the home of Mrs. Martha Dilliston, No. 12 Sussex street, last night to witness the wedding of her daughter Gussie Ellen Brown to Mr. Charles A. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood, of Front street, this village. It was an unusually pretty home wedding, and the ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. E.T. Sanford, past of the Baptist church.

The ceremony occurred under a graceful evergreen arch, and the several rooms were also handsomely decorated with greens and flowers. The always attractive bride appeared the very picture of beauty, her gown of white brocaded satin trimmed with pearl and chiffon. Her bouquet was of white carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Lizzie Dilliston, a half sister of the bride, was becomingly attired in yellow organdie trimmed with lace, and the maid of honor, Miss Grace Buccanning, wore white brilliantine with lace trimming. Both she and the bridesmaid carried white carnations.

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Andrew J. Wood

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.

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Soon To Be Married

Miss Merle Wood has resigned her position as cashier for the Wesley Co., whose duties she has so capably filled, the resignation going into effect Saturday night. Miss Wood is to be married in the near future to Charles Alverson, an employe [sic] of the same concern. Miss Alice Gilson, who has been employed in the basement, is trying the work.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, Monday, January 24, 1910.

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.

Business & Professional Notices from 1898

HAS GIVEN UP HIS LICENSE: H.K. Wood has given up his license for his hotel on Depot street. Trade was not of the order which would make such an investment paying, and he has concluded to retire. (Middletown Daily Argus, February 2, 1898)

HOUSEKEEPER—Lady wants position as housekeeper in small family, or where other help is kept; best of references. Address MRS. W.M. RORICK, 270 Lafayette ave. (Detroit Free Press, March 10, 1898)

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