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Mrs. M. L. D'Ooge, 97, Widow of Professor, Dies

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Funeral Services To Be Held Wednesday At Washtenaw Ave. Home

Mrs. Mary Worcester D’Ooge, 97, widow of the late Prof. Martin L. D’Ooge of the University Greek department, died at her home, 1523 Washtenaw Ave., Saturday night.
One of the last representatives of the “old faculty” families, Mrs. D’Ooge was born in Leicester, Mass., on March 3, 1849, the daughter of Isaac Redington and Mary Sargent Worcester. She received her education at Auberndale, Mass., a girl’s school at Burlington, Vt., and at Milwaukee Female Seminary, which is now a part of Milwaukee-Downer College.
Before her marriage, Mrs. D’Ooge traveled in Turkey and Asia Minor to inspect missions with her brother-in-law, who was foreign secretary for the Congregational Missionary Board, and his wife. They traveled largely by horse and slept in tents.
Mrs. D’Ooge remained behind in Germany with a family friend and there met Prof. D’Ooge, who was working on a doctorate at Leipsig. Prof. D’Ooge received his degree in 1872, and the couple was married the following year.
They moved soon afterward to the home at 1523 Washtenaw Ave., which was a gift from her father. She had lived there since, except for a year spent in Athens, Greece, while Prof. D’Ooge was annual professor of the American School of Archaeology.
Her husband, who died in September, 1915, was professor of Greek at the University of Michigan until his retirement. He also had served as dean of the department of literature, science and arts.
After her marriage, Mrs. D’Ooge learned Greek and continued to read a portion of some Greek classic every day until failing health compelled her to give it up a few years ago.
She was an original member of Mrs. James B. Angell’s Monday Club and a patroness of Pi Beta Phi. Both she and Prof. D’Ooge were members of the First Congregational church.
There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10:30 Wednesday morning, with Rev. Leonard Parr officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers include President Alexander G. Ruthven, and Profs. Campbell Bonner, Moses Gomberg, William Hobbs, Morris Tilley, Alfred White, John Winter, Joseph Bursley and Bradley Davis and Mr. Robert Gauss. Active pallbearers will be James Dunlop, O. M. Pearl, E. E. Peterson, Stanley Dodge, Stephen Stanton and Robert Daley.