Owen County Democrat 15 June 1921

Mrs. Amanda Wood, 82 years old, died at 4 am Tuesday at the home of her son, Otis Wood, west of town. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am at Adel.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co Democrat, 2 Apr 1927

Charles F. Wood, 58 years old of Indianapolis died suddenly Friday morning while sitting in a chair in a downtown store. He had been suffering from heart disease for some time. Several years ago he married Miss Ida Franklin, of Spencer, daughter of the late Judge W. M. Franklin and a sister of Mrs. N.D. Cox. He is survived by the widow, a daughter, Mrs. E.L. Beggs, of Indianapolis, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, of St. Louis, a sister, Mrs. Grace Barnes, of St. Louis, a brother, Maxwell Wood, of St. Louis. He was a member of the Masons and Elks at Terre Haute, where he formerly lived. The remains were brought to Spencer Sunday and brief services were held at Riverside Cemetery where interment was made.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co. 12 Nov. 1953


Dewey Scott Wood, 55 years old, died Friday morning at the Veteran's Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in ill health for the past several months, suffering with a serious heart ailment. Mr. Wood was born April 2, 1898, in Owen county, a son of James and Avis (Scott) Wood. At the time of his death he was employed as a County Service Officer. He was a member of the Red Men Lodge, and of the Call-Payton Post, Spencer American Legion, where he was a past commander of the post. He was also a member of the Printers Union, of Bloomington, having worked as Linotype operator on the Bloomington newspapers for a number of years. Survivors include the wife: Mrs. Mary G. Wood; the mother, Mrs. Avis Wood, of Spencer; one daughter, Mrs. Normalee Madaris, of Spencer; two sons: Byron Wood, of Cleveland, Ohio; James Wood, U.S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hoagland, of Springfield, Ohio; three brothers: Sam Wood, of Missouri; John Wood of Florida; James Wood of California; one half-brother: Matt Gentry of Camby; and one grandson: Ronnie Madaris of Spencer. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Spencer Nazarene Church. Rev. M.E. Scott officiated, and interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader February 25, 1960

Donald J. Wood, 18 years old, died at his home, 502 N. West St., Monday afternoon, February 22nd. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Donald was born in Spencer, March 7, 1941, the son of Paul A. (Gus) Wood and Mildred M. Reynolds Wood, both of whom survive. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Orrie Franklin, Mrs. Edward Coffey, both of Spencer, Janet and Carol, who are at home and one brother, Jerry, also at home. Donald graduated from Spencer Community Schools last year. He had been employed as a carpenter's helper and worked with his father. He was a member of the local National Guard and had returned two weeks ago from a six months tour of active duty at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The funeral is at the Macy Funeral Home at two o'clock today Thursday, February 25th. The Rev. M.B. McClure is officating minister and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Marlena Linne


Obituary of Owen Co, 30 April 1920

Elizabeth A. Long was born in Patricksburg, Owen Co, Indiana, March 8th,1844. She was married to Thomas J. Wood, of Freedom, Indiana, November10th, 1865, and to this union were born four children, Mrs. W.O. Hobert,of Long Island, Kansas; Mrs. G. B. Young, of Medford Oregon; Mrs. C. O.Wood, of Oxford Nebraska; Mrs. E. T. Weed, Long Island, Kansas. She removedwith her family to Long Island, Kansas in 1892, where she resided untilher death, Friday, April 30th, 1920, aged 76 years.She took up her cross to follow Jesus at the age of twenty years and alwayskept the faith. After removing to Long Island, where there was no churchof her denomination she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal churchin 1908.She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, four children, three sisters,and four brothers, ten grand-children and four great grand-children.The brothers and sisters are as follows:Henry Long of Patricksburg, IndianaBenj?? Long of Terre Haute, IndianaJ. I. Long of Spencer, IndianaWill Long of Terre Haute, IndianaMrs. Lydia Wark, Independence, KansasMrs. Amanda Medaris ?, Kirkspatrick, IndianaMrs. ???? part missing!

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Owen County Files Thurs. 31 Oct. 1901

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Kay) Wood, 70 years old, widow of the late Charles Wood, died Friday night in the St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, following a stroke of paralysis. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and Jane Kay and was born and reared in Owen County. After her marriage to Mr. Wood they lived in Spencer, where he was section foreman on the railroad for a number of years. About 28 years ago they moved near Indianapolis, where they continued to live. Mr. Wood died several years ago. She is survived by the following children: Harry and Warren Wood, of Martinsville; Charles, Robert, and Lex, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Thelma Rice of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Violet Haun, of Washington D. C.. She also leaves the following brothers: John and Vinson Kay, of Freedon; Harry of Maine; Walter of Minnesota; and Neeley of Iowa. Funeral services were held Monday in Indianapolis, and interment was made in the West Newton cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader June 10, 1952

Emmett Wood, 83, a native of Owen County, but who has lived in Adel, Iowa for the past several years died Saturday morning at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. Survivors include five sons, Forrest, Felix, Russell, Mason, and Woodrow; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ooley, Spencer and Mrs. Gladys Kayser, one brother, Otis, of Bloomington, several grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was the brother in law of George Coffey of Spencer.

Posted by Marlena Linne


Owen Co, OBIT: 19 Jan 1956

Mrs. Eva Davis Wood, 83 years old, died Tuesday in the Bloomington hospital. She had been very ill since the first part of November. Mrs. Wood was born and reared in the Cuba Community, Owen county, and spent most of her life in this county. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Bloomington. Following death the body was taken to the Day Funeral Home, in Bloomington, where final rites will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Merrill McFall and Rev. James Keith, in charge, and interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. She is survived by the step-daughter, Mrs. Grace Alverson of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and several grandchildren. Hugh Alverson of Spencer is a grandson..

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Spencer Evening World August 5, 1963

Frank Wood, age 86, whose home was at Danville, route 1, died at the Danville Hospital on Sunday, August 4, at 1:00 pm after a lingering illness of uremic poisoning. Born in Inola, Illinois on November 26, 1876 he was a retired farmer. He was married to Ella Beaman who preceded him in death, May 5, 1959. Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Hazel McCloud, rte 1, Danville and Mrs. Nellie Ratts of Martinsville; five sons, Fred of Indianapolis; Marshall of Orlando, Florida; Eddie of Danville; James of Havelock, North Carolina; Billy who is in the US Army and stationed on Guam; fifteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 7, at 2:00 pm at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport with Brother Earl D. Bosley officiating. Burial will be in the Hudson Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:00 pm today.

Posted by Marlena Linne


Owen County Leader May 14, 1959

Mrs. Ella Wood, 75 years old, Gosport, rte. 1 and wife of Frank Wood, died unexpectedly about nine o'clock Friday morning at her home. She was born in Owen County February 24, 1884. She was a memeber of the Gosport Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Frank; and five sons, namely Fred of Indianapolis; Marshall of Orlando, Florida; Eddie of Indianapolis; James of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina; and Bill who is serving in the Armed Forces in Korea. Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport. Rev. Wm. J. Evans officiating and interment was made in the Hudson Hill Cemetery.

Posted by Marlena Linne


July 27, 1940

Fred Wood, who lived just north of the Adams Clay Products Co. on R. R. 2 died at 6:00 this morning. He suffered a stroke November 23, but had been critically ill for only the last two weeks.

He was the son of James William and Martha Jane League Wood and was born at Greenwood, January 17, 1877. He married Ethel Detemore May 17, 1901. After moving to Martinsville, he worked for many years at the Poston Brick Co.

Surviving him are the widow and three sons James, Allen and Clarence Wood of Martinsville; four daughters, Mrs Goldie Bailey of Indianapolis, Mrs Margaret Miller, Mrs Clara Norman and Miss Wilma Wood of Martinsville; eight grandchildren; three brothers, John and Alva Wood of Greenwood and Wilbur Wood of Indianapolis; five sisters, Mrs Daisy Clair of Knightstown., Mrs Maude Kahl of New Albany, Mrs Ollie Rawlins of Irvington and Mrs Marie Strormeir of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the Mulberry Street Methodist Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in South Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cure and Hensley Funeral home any time after 7 o'clock this evening.


"Funeral Services For Young Man Was Held Sunday P.M."

Owen Co. OBIT: Thurs. 3 Nov 1932

Harold Wood, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Wood, 4 miles north of here, died Friday morning at 5 o'clock. Death was due to typhoid fever. He had been sick for about three weeks. Besides the parents, the deceased is survived by two sisters and three brothers, all at home. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hudson Hill church and burial in the Hudson Hill Cemetery. The Rev. H.S. Burns, pastor of the Gosport Baptist Church was in charge of the services. Dorsett funeral home in charge of the burial.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co. Democrat: November 20, 1919

Harry Ephraim Wood, the subject of this sketch was born in Owen County, July 14, 1900 and died October 26, 1919, being 19 years, 3 months and 12 days of age. He was the son of Thomas Otis Wood and Mary Etta (Tipton) Wood. He was the second child of a family of nine children all of whom are at home except Irena, who is married and two dying in infancy. Harry was stricken with diptheria and after three weeks of illness surrounded by all the care that willing hands and loving hearts could give and when hopes were brightest for his recovery, he became suddenly worse and in a few short hours his spirit took its flight. Harry calling all his loved ones around his bed told them he had been called and must go, and bade them goodbye, then entered into his last long sleep to await the Lord's coming. Harry was an honest, hard working boy never spending his time in idleness. He always had a smile and a friendly word for everyone, always making friends wherever he went. By his death the home lost a kind and loving son and brother. The community here loses a noble young man of whom none could spake evil, his friends a tried and true friend. He leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother, an aged grandmother, two brothers, four sisters and a host of other relatives and a whole community of sorrowing friends.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader July 26, 1962

Guy Wallace Wood Jr., the 15 month old son of Mr. & Mrs. Guy Wallace Wood, W. Chicago, Illinois, rte.1, was killed Sunday when the family car accidentally knocked him down in the driveway and crushed his little body. The father was unaware that the boy was back of the car. He was born April 17, 1961 in Illinois. Survivors include the parents; two sisters, Delores Wood, 5 years old at home and Mrs. Jerry Admick of Naperville, Illinois. The body was returned to the West & Son Funeral home yesterday, Wednesday and final rites will be held today. Interment will be in Hudson Hill Cemetery. The father of the little boy was a nephew of Carl Beaman of Spencer, rte 2.

Posted by Marlena Linne


pg. 8 Thursday, June 6, 1991 "Spencer Evening World

Hessie Wood, 86, resident of Rural Route 3, Spencer, died Wednesday, June 5 at her residence. She was born December 25, 1904 Greene County, the daughter of Monroe and Martha (Hamn) Wilbur. Her husband, Rotha A Wood, preceded her in death in December of 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of the Adel and North Washington Church of Christ. Survivors are six daughters, Maxine Wilkie of Veedersburg; Laverne Freeman, Martha Keefover, Beulah Christy, Betty Chandler, and Linda Summerlot, all of Spencer; two sons, Charles Wood and James Wood, both of Spencer; one brother, Richard Wilbur of Worthington; 28 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren, and four great great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, David; four sisters, two brothers, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home. Bro. Reggie Kinser will oficiate. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, June 7 and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, June 8 at the funeral home.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader - 4 Mar 1937

Spent Life in Owen County

James Ambrose Wood, age 79, died last Wednesday at his home on North West Street following a brief illness of pneumonia. He had spent practically his whole life in Owen county. At one time he was a farmer and later was employed by stone companies. Mr. Wood was a member of the Spencer Methodist Church and of the Knights of Pythias lodge. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Lola Alverson and Mrs. Grace Alverson, both of Spencer, a son, Ralph Wood of Bellefontaine, Ohio, a brother, Thomas, of Spencer, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church with the Rev. John Ragle in charge and the pastor, the Rev. C. R. Stout, assisting. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Democrat-- 25 Dec 1969

John W. Wood whose home was R.R. 1 Spencer, died in Bloomington Hospital Wednesday, December 17. He was 82 years old. He was born in Owen county December 13, 1887, the son of Thomas Wood and Ida Carpenter Wood. Mr. Wood was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Adel Church of Christ. Survivors are his widow, Lillie (Carpenter) Wood; two daughters, Ida Fisher , R.R. 1 Spencer, and Wilma Esakson, Garden Drive, Spencer: three sons, Clifford Wood R.R. 3, Spencer, John Wood, Vincennes, and Richard L. Wood, Nashville; eleven grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. One son and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the West & Son Funeral Home. The officiating minister was Donald H. Christy. Interment was in Adel cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


OCP/O 23 Mar 1922 Joseph Woods, age 52 years, died last Wednesday at Craigmont at Madison where he had beenfor the last ten years.The remains were brought to Spencer, where he formerly lived, and funeral services were held Friday and interment was in Riverside cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Staley of Kokomo and Mrs. Bessie Johnson of Bloomington, and a brother, Alfred Woods, of Kokomo

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader May 29, 1980

Lillie F. Wood, 89, whose home for many years was route 1, Spencer, died Monday, May 26 in the Donna Nursing Home, R.R. 2, Spencer. She was born in Owen County June 4, 1890, the daughter of Calvin and Lydia Camden Carpenter. Her husband, John W. Wood, preceded her in death in 1969. A son, three sisters, and two brothers also preceded her in death. Survivors are her daughters; Wilma Esakson of Kensington, California and Ida Fisher of Fort Myers, Florida; her sons, Clifford Wood, R.R. 3, Spencer, Johnnie Wood, Bicknell and Richard Wood of Nashville; her sister, Mrs. Eugene (Lora) Barnard of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Adel Church of Christ. Graveside services were at 10:30 am Wednesday at the Adel Cemetery with Doug Davidson of the Spencer Church of Christ officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the West and Parrish Funeral Home.

Posted by Marlena Linne


Owen County Leader January 9, 1941

Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Lycurgus Wood, of Victor, Colorado. Her husband was at one time sheriff of Owen County and they lived near Chambersville. Many of the older citizens will remember Mrs. Wood and be pained to learn of her sudden death. She was killed in a runaway while on her way to attend the funeral of a friend, being thrown out of the carriage and injured to such extent that her death followed in a very short time. She was hurt internally, her left arm was broken and her face bruised. She was about sixty years old at her death.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


"Owen Leader" 8 Nov 1962

Mrs. Mary Etta Wood, 80 years old, who lived at 1621 North Kinser Pike, Bloomington, died in the Bloomington hospital at 3:45 a.m. Monday. She had been ill four years. Mrs. Wood was born in Owen County January 18, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Tipton. She moved to Bloomington from Owen county 40 years ago. She was married to Otis T. Wood and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary October 2, 1962. Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband, Otis T. Wood; five daughters, Lena Phillips, Indianapolis, Edna Shankwiler, Greencastle, Alpha Brown, Bloomington, Lillian Burris, Bloomington, and Junie Sargent, Bloomington; two sons, Burtis Wood, Bloomington, and Thomas Wood, Hammond; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Four of her children preceded her in death. The body was taken to the Greene & Harrell Funeral Home at Bloomington and then moved to the West & Son Funeral Home in Spencer Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Private funeral services were conducted at the West & Son Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Thomas L. Bush and the Rev. Donald Carroll officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co, IN December 05, 1979

Rotha A. Wood 79, R.R. 3, Spencer, died early Wednesday morning, December 5, in the Bloomington Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Born in Owen County March 7, 1900, he was the son of Charles and Ella Franklin Wood. His wife, Hessie Wilbur Wood, survives. Other survivors are his daughters, Maxine Wilkie of West Lebanon, Laverne Freeman, Martha Keefover, Beulah Christy and Betty Chandler, all of R.R. 3 Spencer, and Linda Sumerlot, R.R. 1, Spencer: sons: Charles R.R. 1 Spencer, and James R.R. 3 Spencer; sisters, Nellie Brinson of Spencer and Pansy Dean R.R. 4 Spencer, brother, John E. Wood of Spencer; 28 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. A son, five sisters, a brother and three grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at West and Parrish Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Calling hours will start at 7 o'clock tonight.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


OBITUARY of Owen Co, 14 Oct 1922

Sarah Ann (Norris) Wood was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, January 13, 1845 and departed this lifeOctober 2nd, 1822, aged 77 years, 8 months and 19 days.She united with the M. E. Church of this place under the pastorage of Rev. Merideth at the age ofeleven years. She spent the able years of her life working in the church. Although interested inthe church and its different organizations of the late years, she was kept away on account of poorhealth.She was united in marriage to Jas. Wood on February 7, 1862 and to this union seven children wereborn, four whom, with the father, preceded her in death.She hath lived her allotted three score and ten years and has witnessed the perils and distress ofthree wars, Civil, Spanish and World Wars. She helped to rear four families of children; her doorshave been opened to all and her ministering to the sick has been unequaled.She was cheerful and hopeful, looking ever at the brightest side of life's surroundings. Even inthe darkest hours, when her body was racked with pain, there was a cheerfulness so that there seemedto be "sunshine in her soul," that could speak of death as "becoming well."She leaves to mourn their loss one brother, three children, thirty grandchildren, twenty-ninegreat-grandchildren and one great great grandchild." I cannot say, I will not say,that she is dead - - she is just away!With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,She has wandered into an unknown land.Think of her faring on, as dearIn the love of There as the love of here."

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co, 21 Oct 1943

Thomas H. Wood, 83, a native of Clay Township, died at 1 o'clock Sunday at the home of his son, John W. Wood, following a long illness caused by old age and complications. He had not been well for the past five years, but was seriously ill for only one week. His wife preceded him in death. He was the son of Willis and Susan (Foster) Wood. Survivors include the one son, already mentioned; 10 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at West's Funeral Home, in charge of Rev. Kenneth Brady, and interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County Leader- 5 Jan 1933

Mrs. Ida (Carpenter) Woods, 65 years old, wife of Thomas Woods, died at her home in Spencer Monday night after a two weeks illness of flu-pneumonia. Her mother, Mrs. Lucy Carpenter, died Christmas Day. She was born at Adel, Ind., in Clay township and was married to Thomas Woods about 45 years ago. Surviving are her husband and one son, John W. Woods, of Clay township. A grandson, Kenneth Noel, was reared in his grandparents' home and was like a son to them. Funeral services will be held today and burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen Co. Democrat: 22 May 1975

Funeral services for Ora D. Wood, 8o, a former resident of route 1, Freedom, were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hertz Ghoma Chapel in Kankakee, Illinois. Mr. Woods died Sunday morning in St. Mary's Hospital at Kankakee. The widow, Cecil survives.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

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