Mary Lou Wood

b. 3 April 1889, d. 10 January 1944

Mary Lou "Lulu" Wood, 1889-1944
  • Mary Lou Wood was born on 3 April 1889 in San Saba County, Texas.
  • She was known as Lulu.
  • Campbell Wood and Ann Hall Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in San Saba County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Lou Wood, Elizabeth Augusta Wood, Annie Laurie Wood, Campbell Ella Wood, Ellerbe English Wood and Campbell Wood Jr.
  • The following appeared on 14 November 1903 in The Lampasas Leader: Mrs. Campbell Wood, of this city, passed away, in Houston, on Monday, Nov. 10, 1902, at 8 a.m. Mrs. Wood has been a great sufferer for many months, and at her earnest entreaty she was carried to Houston early in October, Miss Bessie Chism, of this city, kindly accompanying her, and where she was met by two of her daughters and other relatives. Her death was not unexpected. Though all of the family could not be with her, three of her daughters attended and tenderly nursed her, and there were present many other relatives of the family. The interment took place at Willis, in Montgomery county, on Tuesday afternoon, where the family formerly lived before moving to this section of the state. The family have resided in this city since October, 1901, having moved from Cherokee, San Saba county.
  • She was a teacher, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 28 October 1914 in The San Antonio Light: Dr. Campbell Wood, aged 72, died Wednesday morning at 12:45 o'clock at his apartments, 314 West Carolina street. Dr. Wood was a native of Alabama, having been in San Antonio only during the last eight months of his life, although he had lived in Texas about 60 years. He was a Confederate veteran, and saw service with Hood's Brigada from Texas. He is survived by five daughters, Miss Ellerbe Wood of San Antonio; Miss Lollie Wood of San Francisco; Miss Lulu Wood of Colorado Springs; Miss Bessie Wood of Boston, Mass; Mrs. T. O. Reilly of Llano, a son, Campbell Wood of San Antonio, and a sister, Mrs. D. N. Campbell of Houston. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet, pending the advice of Dr. Wood's sister, Mrs. D. N. Campbell of Houston.
  • Mary Lou Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in New York City, New York, at 101 West 55th Street sharing an apartment with three other working women. She was living in New York City in 1935.
  • She was buying and merchandising in the fashion industry, according to the 1940 census.
  • Mary Lou Wood died on 10 January 1944 at age 54 in New York City, Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York, at 17 West 51st Street of influenza or pneumonia.
  • The following appeared on 13 January 1944 in The New York Times: [Died] Mary Lou Wood, suddenly, on Jan. 10, 1944, beloved sister of Ellerbe, Annie Laurie, Bessie, Campbell Wood and Mrs. Evelyn Riley. Private service was held Wednesday.
  • The following appeared on 13 January 1944 in The New York Times: Mary Lou Wood, stylist for Julius Kayser & Co., knitwear manufacturers, died Monday of influenza at her home, 17 West Fifty-first Street, after an illness of a few days. Miss Wood leaves four sisters, the Misses Ellerbe and Annie Laurie of this city, Mrs. Evelyn W. Riley and Miss Bessie Wood of San Antonio, and a brother, Campbell Wood, who is an executive of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation.
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2012