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 Mary “Polly” <I>Rice</I> Wood

Mary “Polly” Rice Wood

Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 19 Oct 1886 (aged 88)
California, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot sect 21, lot 44
Memorial ID 67971141 · View Source
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residence: California
age: 89
cause of death: apoplexy

father: Truman Rice of Clarendon, VT
2 children:
Loretta Wood (m. George B Merwin)
Lucretia Mary Wood (m. S L Mastick)
(she was an adopted daughter, a niece of Reuben's)

Name: Wood, Mrs. Mary
Date: October 29, 1886
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #087.
Notes: Wood-In Alameda, Cal., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. L. Mastick, October 19, 1886, Mrs. Mary Wood, widow of ex-Governor Reuben Wood, in her 89th year. Friends are invited to meet at Hogan & Harris' undertaking rooms and accompany the remains to Woodland cemetery at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.

A love poem written by her husband to her:

‘Tis far, far away, from her whom I love,
O'er meadows and lawns, I pensively rove;
Directing my course to some sweet flowing stream,
Where the thrushes and linnets in harmony sing.

In my lonely retreat, I imagine I hear,
When the thrush tunes her note, the voice of my Dear;
Recollecting the music, in one pleasant hour,
When she sang me the song of the G. S. Bower.

But alas! The next moment it seems to my mind
That we all are mortal, she may be entomb'd;
Her health and her beauty, her virtue and worth,
May repose in the dust, in the cold silent earth.

The thought that's so heavy, I cannot endure,
While writing of Polly, of Polly, my Dear;
My tears are fast dropping, I cannot refrain,
‘Till I know I've not courted my Polly in vain.

August 20 - 1815

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 67971141
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “Polly” Rice Wood (22 May 1798–19 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67971141, citing Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by CypressGreen (contributor 47408385) .