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After Many Days

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Mrs. Maria Wood, aged 94 years and nine months, feil asleep in Jesus Jan. 5, 1892, at the residence of her son, Jessup. No person in all the coramunity was more widely knowr or more universally beloved than grandma Wood, as we all loved te cali her. Bom at Ridgefield, Conn., Apri 3. r797. "er life has measured the history of the republic from Wash mgton to Harrison. She has wit nessed its growth from a feeble na tion of 4,000,000 people and seven teen states to a mighty nation of 64,000,000 and forty-four states Then Fort Duquesne, where Pitts burg now stands, was the gateway to the unknown western wilderness To-day it is the gateway to the mighty cities and teeming population of a grander country than Isaiah foretold or Colurabus dreamed of, as his provv turned into the harbors of the Bahamas. What a life ! Grandma Wood married in Ridgefield, her native town, in 1816. At the age of thirty-one she was the proud mother of five boys, all born in Connecticut; and all lived to manhood and became the heads oi families. Deceased removed to the state ot New York in 1830, and in 1836 came to the far west, as it then was, and located in the very spot wheré through all the remaining years her lot was cast. Her husband'died in 1856, March 27U1, lut she has lived at the old home with her children ever since.


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