Birth: Apr. 20, 1859, Paxton, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1945, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, USA
Mrs. Ellen Wood, 86, 720 E. Sixteenth, died June 29, 1945 at St. Mary’s hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks. Her health had been failing for the past year. She was the widow of Silas H. Wood and the daughter of Charles and Lucinda Trickle.
The family came to Winfield 25 years ago from Delavan, MN. Mr. Wood died in 1936. Surviving are five children, Roy, Dora, Frank, Peter and Mrs. J. G. Whitney. Also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Wood was a member of the Methodist church for many years. Funeral services will be held at the Morris Funeral home and burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Nine years of rest left before peace.
Ray, Dora, Frank and Peter watched
At her bed like bored angels;
Mrs. J. G. Whitney was engaged domestically,
Soon to announce her fourth’s second
Or second’s fourth
Near a year of failing before Mrs. Wood failed
To gaze at Mary’s tilted head anew.
Mrs. T. Wood. Tricklewood.
Silas called her Ellen. Like her pa.
Made in Paxton, she shrugged as she glimpsed two wars.
Lucinda, her ma, was thought to be infatuated
With epic landscapes.