Sallie Watkins Wood

b. 30 January 1892, d. 31 October 1974

Sallie Watkins Wood Marks, 1893-1974
  • Sallie Watkins Wood was born on 30 January 1892 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.
  • Milton LeGrand Wood and Sallie Harrison Watkins appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 311 Church Street enumerated next to Milton's first cousin Eloise LeGrand Smith and her family ( Eloise's father and Milton's mother, Milton Paul LeGrand and Mary Jane LeGrand, were brother and sister).. Other members of the household included Sallie Watkins Wood, Elizabeth Leigh Wood, Milton LeGrand Wood Jr. and George Mark Wood. Names an ages recorded for the household were wildly inaccurate.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Milton and Sallie Wood and their family about 1908.
  • Milton LeGrand Wood and Sallie Harrison Watkins appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 301 Church Street and four lodgers.. Other members of the household included Sallie Watkins Wood, Milton LeGrand Wood Jr. and George Mark Wood.
  • She married Henry Churchill Marks, son of Samuel Blackburn Marks and Laura Lewis James, on 16 October 1912 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 301 Church Street, the home of the bride's parents, with the Rev. Father Gilbert Gannon officiating.
  • The following appeared on 17 October 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: One of the most interesting nuptial events of the fall was the marriage of Mr. Henry Churchill Marks and Miss Sallie Watkins Wood, which was brilliantly solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 5 oclock at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Milton LeGrande Wood. The decorations were . . .
         To the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, rendered by an orchestra, the bridal party entered, led by the bridesmaids, Miss Georgia McDonald and Miss Jett-Alleen Farley. They were followed by the groomsmen and bridesmaids, alternating. The other bridesmaids were Miss Phedora Randolph, Miss Mary Alice Noble, Miss Lee Marks and Miss Mittie Holt. They wore. . . . The groomsmen were Mr. B. G. Betty, Mr. James Parrish, Mr. Will Holt, Mr. Henry Fite, Mr. Paul Sayre, Dr. Fred Wilkerson and Mr. Stafford Betty.
         The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. R. F. Monette, of Greensboro, as matron of honor. . . .
         Just preceding the bride was her maid of honor, Miss LeGrande Smith. . . .
         The bride entered with her father, Dr. M. L. Wood, by whom she was given in marriage. . . .
         Mr. Marks was attended by Mr. Penrose Stout, of Pensacola, Fla., as best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Gilbert Gannon.
         Afterwards, a reception was held . . . [punch served by] Mrs. F. C. Hubbell and Mrs. W. H. LeGrande.
         Later in the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Marks left for New York and other points in the North and East. After several weeks, they will return to Montgomery and will be at home with her parents, at 301 Church Street.
         The bride is a beautiful girl, and possesses that rare charm and graciousness of manner which have made her very popular. She was one of the most admired of last season's debutantes.
         Mr. Marks is a member of an old and prominent family. He is popular in club, business and social circles, and has hosts of friends who congratulate him heartily.
  • Samuel Blackburn Marks and Laura Lewis James appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 305 Catoma Street. Other members of the household included Sallie Watkins Wood, Henry Churchill Marks and Hugh Marks.
  • Sallie Watkins Wood arrived in the Port of New Orleans on 14 January 1929, aboard the SS Cartago, having departed Cristobal, Canal Zone, on the 7th.
  • Henry Churchill Marks and Sallie Watkins Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Carter Hill & Pike Road. Other members of the household included Eliza Stringfellow.
  • Henry Churchill Marks and Sallie Watkins Wood arrived in the Port of New Orleans on 21 February 1938, cruise passengers aboard the SS Toloa, having departed Cristobal, Canal Zone, on the 12th.
  • Henry Churchill Marks and Sallie Watkins Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 100 Fairview Avenue enumerated at the same address on two different pages in the 1940 census.
  • Sallie Watkins Wood died on 31 October 1974 at age 82 in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Her husband Henry Churchill Marks became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 2 Apr 2015

Family: Henry Churchill Marks b. 24 March 1887, d. February 1977