Mildred Elizabeth Snyder 431
- Born: 4 Nov 1907, Brown County, IL 1,431
- Marriage: Richard Julius Woods on 26 Sep 1925 in Illinois 3,124
- Died: 9 Jan 1998 at age 90 35
Great grandmother of Joe & Corinne Woods.
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 25 Apr 1910, Cooperstown, Brown, IL. 13 Living here were Charles H. as head; Anna, his wife; Mable, daughter, Charles , son; and Mildred, daughter. Also had a boarder living with them, Hardin Brown.
• Residence, 9 Jan 1920, Cooperstown Township, Brown, IL. 14 Living here are John Oliver as head, wife Clara, and children John, Jr., "Ritchard", Mary Helen, and Jerold.
• Residence, 12 Apr 1930- at least 5-14-1940, Cooperstown, Brown, IL. 3 Living here are Richard and Mildred. Living next door are Snyders (relations) with Wayne as head (?), Evelyn his wife; Mary A., daughter; Robert, son; and another daughter whose name I can't read. Then living next door down from there is Charlie Snyder (relations), and his wife Ann. These are all farm residences.
In 1940, living here were Richard J. as head; Mildred E., his wife; Galen S., and Carol J., their children.
Mildred married Richard Julius Woods, son of John Oliver Woods and Clara Bell Kendrick, on 26 Sep 1925 in Illinois 3.,124 (Richard Julius Woods was born on 22 Nov 1906 in Timewell, , IL, USA 1,27,432 and died on 13 Jun 1988 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL 1,27,35.)
The 1930 census says Mildred was 18 at marriage. That would mean they would have gotten married in December when Richard had reached age 19 and Mildred was still 18. But that's wrong, it was September.
There is a newspaper clipping glued in the back of a scrapbook once owned by the Kendrick family, now owned by Mike Woods. The article reads as follows:
"A Beautiful Wedding" At the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, three miles east of Cooperstown on Sunday afternoon, September 26, occured the marriage of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred to Mr. Richard J. Woods. Mr. Woods is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Woods, also of Cooperstown.
A few minutes before three o'clock, Mrs. Whitfield Barcliff, a sister of the bride, took her place at the piano and Mr. Barcliff his place near where he very beautifully sang, "I Love You Truly." Then to the soft strains of "Lohingrin's Wedding March," the bridal party descended the stairs and took their places beneath a canopy of flowers and wedding bells.
In the presence of sixty-one relatives and friends the Rev. Huff of Mt. Sterling performed the solemn and impressive ceremony which united the happy couple.
The bride was very sweet, attired in a gown of blue gorgette and flat crepe, carrying a bridal bouquet of Ophelia roses.
Miss Ellen Fry, a life long friend and school mate, served as bridesmaid and was attired in old rose flat crepe. Her bouquet also being of Ophelia roses. Dale Quinn served his friend as best man.
Immediately after congratulations and best wishes had been extended, (sic) the couple, a dainty luncheon was served the guests.
Mrs. Woods was a member of the 1926 graduating class of M.S.H.S. and Mr. Woods a member of the 1926 graduatig (sic) class of Hersman High school.
Mr. and Mrs. Woods left the following Tuesday for Galesburg to reside, Mr. Woods holding a position in the C.B. & Q railroad yards.