Claudia Gertrude Bay

b. 30 January 1885, d. 7 June 1963

Claudia Gertrude Bay Wood, 1885-1963
  • Claudia Gertrude Bay was born on 30 January 1885 in Fairview, Grimes County, Texas.
  • John Edwin Bay and Stacy Scott Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Claudia Gertrude Bay, James Foster Bay, Willie Agnes Bay, Mary Lee Bay, Olive Elizabeth Bay, Francis Oscar Bay and Eugenie Salome Bay.
  • She and Rush Brevard Wood obtained a marriage license on 22 December 1900 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • She married Rush Brevard Wood, son of Solomon William Wood and Martha Clarana Reed, on 23 December 1900 in Dolph (later Fairview), Grimes County, Texas.
  • Rush Brevard Wood and Claudia Gertrude Bay appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Eula Wood, Henry Campbell Wood and Claude Irvin Wood.
  • The following appeared on 6 November 1910 in The Galveston Daily News: (Richards) Mrs. Rush Wood and children left Wednesday for Navasota to visit Mrs. Green A. Wood and little daughter.
  • Members of the Haynie and Wood families, and some neighbors, were photographed in front of "the Haynie hotel" in Richards, about 1911.
  • John Edwin and Stacy Scott Teague Bay were photographed with their children and grandchildren during 1915 in front of "the Bay hotel" in Richards.
  • Rush Brevard Wood and Claudia Gertrude Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included William Boyd Wood, Walter Warren Wood, Solomon William Wood, Martha Clarana Reed, Henry Campbell Wood, Claude Irvin Wood and Myrtle Ernestine Bay.
  • Rush Brevard Wood and Claudia Gertrude Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Anderson, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Henry Campbell Wood.
  • Caught in a snapshot, Claudia Bay Wood, Isabel Haynie LeNorman, Mary Louise Easley, and Gertrude Wood.
  • Gertrude was Rush and Claudia's youngest child.
  • Claudia Gertrude Bay became a widow at the 25 April 1939 death of her husband Rush Brevard Wood.
  • A photograph was taken of the five Bay sisters about 1940 -- youngest to oldest: Myrtle, Ollie, Mary, Claudia and Willie.
  • Claudia Gertrude Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 27 April 1940 in The Eagle: . . . Also an invitation from Gertrude Wood of Richards to attend her graduation from Richards high school on Thursday, May 23, at 8 o'clock at the high school auditorium. Gertrude is the daughter of some of the best friends we have ever had, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Wood. Rush died a few years ago but Mrs. Wood is still carrying on. . . .
  • Members of the Wood family gathered for a Sunday afternoon barbeque, about 1940.
  • The following appeared on 19 November 1942 in the Harlingen Valley Morning Star: (Edcouch) Mrs. Rush Woods of Richards, Texas, and Mrs. Newton Jones of Conroe, are visiting their aunt and cousin, Mrs. J. M. Cellum.
  • The following appeared on 27 December 1942 in the Harlingen Valley Morning Star: (Edcouch) Mrs. Rush Wood, who has spent several weeks in Edcouch assisting in the care of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Cellum, left Monday night for her home at Richards in response to a message stating that her daughter was quite ill.
  • Irvin Wood, his mother Claudia Bay Wood, and brother Campbell Wood, were photographed about 1955.
  • Claudia Gertrude Bay died on 7 June 1963 at age 78 in Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.
  • She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Rush Brevard Wood and Claudia Gertrude Bay.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jan 2017

Family: Rush Brevard Wood b. 6 March 1882, d. 25 April 1939