Artie Florence Adamson Wood Obituary

Mrs. Artie F. Wood

Mrs. Artie Florence Wood died at her home on Ross street, Saturday, Nov. 27, 1943, after an illness of nearly a year, following a severe attack of inlfuenza.

Mrs. Wood, a daughter of James K. and Elizabeth Bayard Adamson, was born near Rogersville, July 19, 1877, and spent most of her life in that vicinity, where she taught school for some time. On dec. 11, 1901, she was united in marriage with Corydon F. Wood, who survives. The marriage was a most happy one and three children were born to this union: Kathleen, who is teaching in the Margaret Brent High School, near Washington, D. C.; Duane M., principal of the Aleppo High School, and Alice, wife og Ralph C. Stockdale, at home. Also surviving are one brother, Albert B. Adamson, of Pittsburgh; one nephew, James Helphenstine, of Waynesburg; one niece, Lenore Hurley, of Baltimore, Md., and two grandsons, Hally and James Wood, of Aleppo.

Mrs. Wood united with the Rogersville Christian Church when 15 years of age and was always active in Christian work. She served as an organist for several years and as a teacher in the Bible school. She and her husband organized the first Y.P.S.C.E. at Rogersville in 1905. She and her family assisted in the building of the beautiful church edifice at Rogersville in 1925, giving liberal financial support. A memorial window is dedicated to the family.

After removing to Waynesburg in 1927, she taught the Woman's Progressive Class of the First Christian Church Bible School, took much interest in temperance work and was a member of the W.C.T.U. She possessed much literary ability, having composed many songs and poems, some of which were published, and acted as correspondent for several newspapers.

Democrat Messenger, November 29, 1943 (Greene County, PA)

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