Elma Elizabeth Wood

b. 27 June 1904, d. 5 February 1976
  • Elma Elizabeth Wood was born on 27 June 1904 in Arkansas.
  • Annie Elizabeth Monk appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas, at North Street. Other members of the household included Elma Elizabeth Wood, Bonnie Griffin Wood Jr. and Mary Katharine Wood.
  • Annie Elizabeth Monk appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 1427 South Tenth. Other members of the household included Elma Elizabeth Wood, Mary Katharine Wood and Seth Wood. Nephew Seth Wood also was enumerated in the household with his family in Itasca.
  • The following appeared on 10 September 1927 in The Waco News-Tribune: Miss Elma Wood of 1427 South Tenth street has been awarded a scholarship to the Ft. Worth training school by women of the Waco Baptist association. Miss Wood, who is a daughter of Mrs. Annie Wood and a Baylor university graduate, goes up to begin work Sept. 20. So far as she knows now, she will study church secretarial and young people's work.
         The scholarship is given annually by McLennan county Baptist women, and amounts to $300. Miss Bettie Koller attended the training school as holder of the scholarship last year.
  • The following appeared on 19 August 1928 in The Waco News-Tribune-Times-Herald: Since graduation from Baylor University Wednesday, Miss Elmer Elizabeth Wood has gone to San Diego, Cal., to visit her brother, B. G. Wood.
  • The following appeared on 10 February 1929 in The Waco News-Tribune-Times-Herald: Miss Elma Wood, daughter of Mrs. Annie Wood, 1427 South Tenth street, is in San Diego, Calif., as secretary to a lawyer of that city. A graduate of Baylor university and a resident of this city until recently, Miss Wood is well known here.
  • In a letter dated 27 May 1936 to Elma Elizabeth Wood in Waco, Mathew Stewart Wood wrote from Hillsboro, Texas: My Dear Elma:
         I thank you for your letter of the 24th. I appreciate it very much. It has been so long since I heard from you directly. Some time ago your good mother wrote me a nice sweet letter and I had it in mind to write her, but I am so busy through the day and interrupted by so many people coming in, I do not have time, and so have put it off from time to time.
         I regret to hear that Katherine had to have an operation, but I sincerely hope she will recover rapidly and in every way satisfactory.
         I am glad to learn that the Government has finally recognized its obligation to Bob and is doing something for him. Surely, if anybody in the great A. E. F. did his part and did it well, and suffered almost death in the doing of it, it was Bob, and the Government should do right by him and his family. I know quite a great many who are receiving bounteous sums monthly from the Government, and I do not think they did nearly so much and made nearly such sacrifices as Bob Orma did.
         Aunt Lila and I have been getting along fine in every way except bad colds. I have suffered much through the winter and still have a cough which occurs occasionally and is very distressing. Otherwise I am in fine health.
         Zelda Mae has a new baby girl which was born May 3. Both are doing fine.
         Pauline phoned and invited us to attend the school exercises last Friday night, and we would have been happy if we could have attended, but were kept at home on account of the heavy rain. Joe Wood has been promoted to the 4th grade. I want to tell you that you can keep your eye out for that boy. If he lives and keeps his health he will be somebody.
         Pauline phoned yesterday that Joe Wood and Alex will come down this morning and pay us a visit, and I am expecting them now. We enjoy having them.
         Albert is at Hughes Springs, Texas, working for a construction company. Horace is still in Ft. Worth with the Continental Oil Co. Seth is working in the P.W.A. office in Wichita Falls.
         I went out of the office of County Judge on the last day of December, 1934, and re-opened my law office, and am happy to say that a lot of business has come in but not nearly so much as before I became County Judge. I have had quite a struggle to get a line-up of business sufficient to give me anything like a regular income. The serious difficulty is the people do not have the money and cannot pay such fees as they used to pay. But I think I was born an optimist, and keep on working and expecting better things to come my way.
         You asked me to give you some information on the family tree. I am not so able to sketch it according to the pattern contained in your letter, so I will give you the history as far as I know and let you plan the tree.
         Please write me again. Give my love to your good Mother, Katherine, and the others, and accept a liberal portion for yourself and all of you come to see us whenever you can.
                        Uncle Mathew.
  • The following appeared on 27 December 1953 in the Waco Tribune-Herald: A teacher in Waco public schools for 20 years, who has been living in the North and East since 1944, Mrs. J. R. Orme is back here to spend the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Annie Wood, and her sister, Miss Elma Wood at 1427 South Tenth Street. Her son-in-law and daughter, mr. and Mrs. J. D. Roberts Jr., and their two daughters from Austin are also here spending Christmas.
         Mr. Roberts teaches Spanish at the University of Texas. His older daughter, Katherine Aline, 3, is named for her two grandmothers. The younger daughter, a year old, is named Annie Wood Roberts for her Waco great-grandmother.
         Mrs. Orme is with the Air Procurement District office in Philadelphia, Pa., where contracts for Air Force equipment in a seven-state area are administered. She was formerly at the headquarters of the entire Air Force at Dayton, Ohio, remaining there six years, but was sent to Philadelphia in February 1951 to set up a technical data branch of the Quality Control Division.
         She makes her home in Collingwood, N. J., not far distant, and has traveled considerably in the seven-state district, the southern-most state being North Carolina.
  • Elma Elizabeth Wood died on 5 February 1976 at age 71 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
  • She was interred at Rosemound Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 2 Sep 2014