Marion Elizabeth Woolcock
b. 9 July 1908, d. 8 March 1993
- Father: Charles Jay Woolcock b. 29 July 1875, d. 6 December 1934
- Mother: Ada Anna Kammerer b. 10 September 1877, d. 10 March 1929
- Marion Elizabeth Woolcock was born on 9 July 1908 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- She was baptized/christened on 11 October 1908 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by August Vorwerk and Elizabeth Susanna Margaret Kammerer.
- Charles Jay Woolcock and Ada Anna Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2219 Gaskin Court. Other members of the household included Marion Elizabeth Woolcock, William Charles Woolcock.
- Charles Jay Woolcock and Ada Anna Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 2219 Gaskin Court. Other members of the household included Marion Elizabeth Woolcock, William Charles Woolcock and Edwin Kammerer Woolcock.
- A snapshot was taken of the Hartwig and Woolcock families, likely out picking berries, in the fall of 1920.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- Marion Elizabeth Woolcock appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Jefferson, Schoharie County, New York, boarding in the household of L. Jay Brown.
- She was a public school teacher, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 6 December 1934 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Stricken by a heart attack while walking in Main street at Cleveland avenue at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon, Charles J. Woolcock, proprietor of a plumbing and heating establishment at 2217 Fifteenth street, fell to the sidewalk and was dead before medical aid could reach him. Coroner W. L. Draper said death was due to heart disease and ordered the body sent to the Cornell and Dattett funeral chapel in Main street.
Mr. Woolcock had left his place of business only a short time before his death. His son, Edwin Woolcock, said that he had not complained of being ill and had appeared in good health when he talked with him just before starting for downtown.
Widely known throughout the city, particularly in business circles, Mr. Woolcock had conducted the plumbing and heating business for more than 25 years. He was 59 years old and a native of Peekskill, N. Y. He came to this city more than 30 years ago. He was a member of the Niagara River Lodge of Masons and for many years had been a member of the old Ongiara club. He was chairman of the city plumbing board.
Surviving Mr. Woolcock are his son, Edwin, and a daughter, Miss Marion E. Woolcock. His wife died several years ago.
The funeral will be held from the family home at 2 p. m. Sunday with services at the Zion Lutheran church at 2:30 p. m.
- The following appeared on 18 March 1935 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk announced the engagement of her niece, Miss Marion Elizabeth Woolcock, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Woolcock, to Timothy A. O'Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. O'Brien, of Palmer, N. Y., at a St. Patrick's tea, given yesterday afternoon at Mrs. Vorwerk's home on Ontario avenue.
The hostess received in a navy blue crepe with Persian print trimming and her corsage was of Johanna Hill roses and sweet peas. The guest of honor was attired in navy blue chiffon, with collar and cuffs of pleated shell pink. She wore Briarcliffe roses.
Presiding at the tea table, which was centered with a bowl of shamrocks flanked by ivory tapers in tall silver holders, were Mrs. Arthur Scutt, Mrs. Donald Campbell, Miss Margaret Mould and Miss Elsa Vorwerk. The assistants were the Misses Dorothy Fisch, Jeanne Macdonald and Ann Cromley.
The announcement was made by means of a double shamrock, containing pictures of Miss Woolcock and her fiance and bearing the date of the wedding, April 22. These were tied with white ribbon to the handles of the tea cups.
- The following appeared on 6 April 1935 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Marion Woolcock, whose marriage to Timothy A. O'Brien takes place Easter Monday, was the guest of honor at a buffet supper and personal shower last evening, where Miss Leah Simmons, Mrs. Harold Wing and Miss Mary Hayes entertained at Miss Hayes' home in Lincoln place. The buffet table was laid with a lace cloth and centered with a lovely bouquet of pink snapdragons and ivory tapers. During the evening bridge was played.
The guests included Mrs. Donald Campbell, Mrs. Earle Cushing, Mrs. Carl Ohrt, Mrs. Leonard Parson, Miss Clare Crehan, Miss Harlan Holcomb, Miss Elizabeth Scholler, Miss Nellie Ginty, Mrs. Joseph Gartland, Miss Catherine Morrissey, Miss Margaret Mould, Miss Sally Durfee, Miss Helen Jenss.
- She married Timothy Ambrose O'Brien, son of Timothy John O'Brien and Julia A. Casey, on 22 April 1935 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at the Sacred Heart Church.
- The following appeared on 22 April 1935 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Marion Woolcock, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Woolcock, of Fifteenth street, this city, became the bride of Timothy A. O'Brien, of Ashland avenue, this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. O'Brien, of Palmer, at 9 o'clock this morning in the Sacred Heart church. The Rev. Thomas F. Gleason [sic] performed the ceremony in a setting of ferns and Easter lilies.
Given in marriage by her brother, Edwin Woolcock, the bride was charming in a suit of pale green crepe, trimmed with insertions of real lace dyed to match. She wore a fitted coat, three-quarter length, with a collar of tan fox, and a Lilli Dasche hat of Tuscan natural straw trimmed in Green. Her corsage was of orchids and lillies-of-the-valley. Miss Dorothy Smart, her only attendant, wore a beige suit trimed in contrasting brown taffeta with fox cuffs. Her accessories were brown and her corsage of Briarcliffe roses.
Joseph O'Brien, of Palmer, was his brother's best man and the ushers were John O'Brien, of Saratoga Spring, and William O'Brien, of Albany.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk, aunt of the bride, wore blue crepe trimmed in Persian print. The groom's mother was attired in navy blue triple sheer crepe. Each wore a corsage of talisman roses.
Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at Henry Neff's, covers being laid for 25 guests. The bridal party was seated at one end of the table, which was in the shape of a double T and centered with spring flowers. Besides the bridal party the guests at the breakfast included Miss Elsa Vorwerk, Frederick Vorwerk, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Brien, parents of the groom; Mrs. Elizabeth Vorwerk, John O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartwig and their daughters, the Misses Lucille and Ruth Hartwig; Mrs. Marie Jacoby, Carl Kammerer of New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Fisch, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Scutt, Mr. and Mrs. George Smart and John B. Kammerer.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien left on a wedding trip to New York City and will make their home at 2219 Fifteenth street. The bride traveled in a knitted suit of burnt orange wool with a full-length coat of matching plaid and brown accessories.
Out-of-town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien, of Palmer; William O'Brien, of Albany; John O'Brien, of Saratoga Springs; Mrs. William Whalen, of Middletown; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Wright, of Peekskill; MacGrane C. Woolcock, of New York, and Charles Adams, of Harmon-on-the-Hudson.
- The following appeared on 23 April 1935 in The Saratogian: (Corinth) Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock a very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Sacred Heart Church, Niagara Falls, when Miss Marion Elizabeth Woolcock, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woolcock of that city became the bride of Timothy Ambrose O'brien, also of Niagara Falls and son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Brien of this village. The Rev. Edward King [sic] officiated, the bride being given by her brother, Edward [sic] Woolcock, while the church organist played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin.
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Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served in the Hotel Neff. The couple departed on an extended motor trip. They will be at home in Niagara Falls after Apr. 29 at 2219 15th St.
The bride is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and Albany State College for Teachers, and a teacher of foreign language in Niagara Falls High School. The bridegroom has been a resident of Niagara Falls for the past few years, is a graduate of Corinth High School and Niagara University. He teaches science in Niagara Falls High School.
- The following appeared on 15 May 1937 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: City Council Proceedings . . . A communication was received from Will Alban Cannon requesting permission to build a house for Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. O'Brien on Lot 144 Van Renssalaer Avenue with variations in the side setbacks.
- Timothy Ambrose O'Brien and Marion Elizabeth Woolcock appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 916 Macklem Avenue. Also in the household was one young housemaid.
- The following appeared on 1968 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. O'Brien, 916 Van Rensselaer Ave., announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jane E. O'Brien, to David S. Chervinsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Chervinsky, 1339 Maple Ave.
Miss O'Brien is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. She is employed by Moore Business Forms Inc.
Mr. Chervinsky is a graduate of Bishop Duffy High School and St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa. He is a teacher at South Junior High School.
A Summer wedding is planned.
- Marion Elizabeth Woolcock became a widow at the 6 March 1986 death of her husband Timothy Ambrose O'Brien.
- The SSDI lists Grand Island, Erie County, New York, as the last residence of record of Marion Elizabeth Woolcock.
- Marion Elizabeth Woolcock died on 8 March 1993 at age 84 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York, at Mercy Hospital.
- She was interred at St. Stephen Parish Cemetery, Grand Island, Erie County, New York.
- The following appeared on 12 March 1993 in The Buffalo News: A memorial Mass for Marion E. O'Brien, 84, retired head of the language department of Lewiston-Porter High School, was offered today in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Grand Island.
Mrs. O'Brien, of Grand Island, died Monday (March 8, 1993) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Niagara Falls, she attended local schools and graduated from Albany State Teachers College before beginning an education career that spanned 54 years.
The widow of Timothy A. O'Brien taught language in the Niagara Falls public schools for many years before moving to the Lew-Port system, where she worked for 15 years before retiring in 1969.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Cherzinsky of Grand Island; two sons, Charles of Birmingham, Ala., and John of Pittsford; a brother, Edwin Woolcock of Niagara Falls; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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