Lizzie Harris Wood
b. 2 August 1881, d. 11 July 1945
- Father: Charles Harris Wood b. 21 May 1848, d. 19 August 1881
- Mother: Alice Cornelia Boles b. 27 July 1855, d. 15 June 1902
- Lizzie Harris Wood was born on 2 August 1881 in Forney, Kaufman County, Texas.
- She was known as Kittie.
- Thomas J. Erwin and Alice Cornelia Boles appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Forney, Kaufman County, Texas, living not far from Alice's sister Laura.. Other members of the household included Lizzie Harris Wood, Austin Dow Erwin and Frank Dick Erwin.
- She married Robert Newton Miers, son of Thomas M. Miers and Carolyn A. Anderson, circa 1901.
- Robert Newton Miers and Lizzie Harris Wood appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Cement City, Dallas County, Texas. Other members of the household included Robert Newton Miers Jr., Harris Wood Miers, Hudson Stuck Miers, Catherine Wood Miers and Thomas J. Erwin.
- Robert Newton Miers and Lizzie Harris Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Dallas, Texas, at 5819 Richmond Avenue and also widow Elizabeth Miers, age 41 or 47, identified as an aunt (?). Other members of the household included Robert Newton Miers Jr., Harris Wood Miers, Hudson Stuck Miers and Catherine Wood Miers.
- Robert Newton Miers and Lizzie Harris Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Highland Park, Dallas County, Texas, at 4533 South Versailles. Other members of the household included Hudson Stuck Miers.
- The following appeared on 13 March 1942 in The Dallas Morning News: Eason Wood, age 63, passed away at his home, 3712 Oakland, early Thursday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Hannah Ross Wood; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Taberer, Rossville, and Mrs. Margaret Cox, Dallas; a son, Tom Wood, Albuquerque, N.M; two brothers, Frank Erwin, Newark, N.J., and Austin Erwin, Snyder, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Kitty Myers [sic], Dallas, and an aunt, Mrs. Laura Erwin, Dallas. Funeral services Friday at 4 p.m. at Colonial Baptist Church, with the Rev. John G. Moore officiating. Burial Oakland Cemetery. Arrangements Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton. Phone 137.
- Lizzie Harris Wood became a widow at the 23 December 1944 death of her husband Robert Newton Miers.
- She and Robert Newton Miers Jr., Harris Wood Miers, Hudson Stuck Miers and Catherine Wood Miers was mentioned in the obituary of Robert Newton Miers that appeared on 24 December 1944 in The Dallas Morning News: Robert Newton Miers, 4533 South Versailles, native of Dallas and purchasing agent of the Lone Star Cement Corporation with which he had been identified for thirty-six years, died Saturday at his home after a long illness.
He was former president of the National Association of Purchasing Agents.
Newton spent most of his life in Dallas but was with the Lone Star Cement Corporation in New York for several years.
His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miers, pioneer Dallas settlers.
He attended Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., and was a member of the Church of Incarnation, Episcopal, where he was formerly a senior warden. As a boy he sang in the St. Matthews Cathedral choir.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Robert N. Miers Jr., Milwaukee, Wis., Harris W. Miers, Dallas, and Sgt. Hudson Stuck Miers, United States Army Air Forces, Orlando, Fla., and a daughter, Mrs. Harold F. Thompson, Dallas.
- At the time of her death Lizzie Harris Wood was living in Highland Park, Dallas County, Texas, at 4533 South Versailles.
- Lizzie Harris Wood died on 11 July 1945 at age 63 in Dallas, Texas, at Gaston Hospital . Her death was officially witnessed by Harris Wood Miers.
- She was interred at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.
- The following appeared on 14 July 1945 in The Dallas Morning News: Funeral services for Mrs. Kittie Wood Miers, of 4533 South Versailles, native Texan and Dallas resident more than forty years, were held Friday morning at the Church of the Incarnation. The Rev. C. Gresham Marmion officiated. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She was born in Forney. Her husband, the late Robert Newton Miers, former purchasing agent for Lone Star Cement Corporation, died last Dec. 23.
Surviving Mrs. Miers are three sons, Robert N. Miers Jr., Wisconsin; Sgt. Hudson S. Miers, United States Army, Orlando, Fla; and Harris W. Miers, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Thompson, Dallas, and seven grandchildren.
- Last Edited: 12 Nov 2015