Annie Agnes Madeley

b. 16 September 1887, d. 8 March 1989

Annie Agnes Madeley Wood, 1887-1989
  • Annie Agnes Madeley was born on 16 September 1887 in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • Sam Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Annie Agnes Madeley, Ruby Emma Madeley. Also in the household was Bill or Bell Madeley, age 20, boarding next door and working at the livery stable.
  • She married Langston Goree Wood, son of Rush Brevard Wood and Katie Bertha Reed, on 10 March 1908 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. Also in the household were five boarders.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. and Sam Madeley Wood.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston Goree Wood Jr. and Sam Madeley Wood.
  • Langston Goree Wood and Annie Agnes Madeley appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Williams.
  • The following appeared on 15 September 1987 in a local newspaper: (Conroe) Tomorrow is Annie Madeley Wood's 100th birthday, but she still offers a firm handshake and a good quip.
    [TAB:] "That's what they tell me, that I'm a hundred years old. And I'm still going, too!
    [TAB:] Sunday, friends and relatives will gather at 2 p.m. at Autumn Hills in Conroe, where she now resides, to celebrate a life that pre-dates the introduction of automobiles, plane flights and television.
    [TAB:] She remembers her first TV:
    [TAB:] "We had the first ones that came to Navasota."
    [TAB:] Wood, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Florence Lockhart Madeley, was born on Sept. 16, 1887, at the Lockhart home in Montgomery, though the Madeley family home was in Navasota. Her father owned a livery stable, giving her plenty of opportunities to ride horses and enjoy the country life.
    [TAB:] She graduated from high school in Navasota and married Langston Goree Wood in the Methodist church in their hometown.
    [TAB:] The memory of that day almost 80 years ago brought a soft smile as she recalled her wedding.
    [TAB:] "I had a big church wedding. The church was so beautiful with lots of flowers. The four bridesmaids wore a shade of blue and big decorated hats."
    [TAB:] Her husband worked in a store "until we had one of our own," Annie said.
    [TAB:] During her married life, Annie "kept house, like everybody else," assisted by maids who did the cooking and washing.
    [TAB:] The Woods had two sons: Langston Goree Wood, Jr., now deceased, and Sam Madeley Wood of Conroe. She has four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
    [TAB:] Annie enjoyed traveling around the state in her youth.
    [TAB:] "I've watched it grow up some -- I've enjoyed the growing up of Texas."
  • The SSDI lists Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, as the last residence of record of Annie Agnes Madeley.
  • Annie Agnes Madeley died on 8 March 1989 at age 101 in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2014

Family: Langston Goree Wood b. 27 September 1886, d. 1 April 1977