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Naomi Worden

Female 1818 - 1908  (89 years)


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  • Name Naomi Worden 
    Born 23 Aug 1818  Sheldon, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    PCW # 1653 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jan 1908  Watertown, Codington, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Brooklyn, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Schuerman-Wood-Worden
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2016 

    Father Ripha Worden,   b. 1791, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1849, Livonia, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ripley,   b. 7 Oct 1794, Warren County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Dec 1816  Brutus, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _STAT MARRIED 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. David Wood,   b. 28 Jul 1811, Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1901, Brooklyn, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 13 May 1835  Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _STAT MARRIED 
    Children 
     1. Betsey Ann Wood,   b. 30 Jun 1836, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1850, Probably, Howard, Winnebago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     2. Dewitt Clinton Wood,   b. 27 Dec 1837, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1903, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Lucene (Teulina) Wood,   b. 20 Jul 1840, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Emma Wood,   b. 9 Jul 1842, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Olive Wood,   b. 7 Jul 1845, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jennette Wood,   b. 3 Feb 1851, Howard, Winnebago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1931, , Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Rose (Rosalia) Wood,   b. 10 Mar 1853, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. David Deloss Wood,   b. 1 May 1855, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 66 years)
     9. Lillian J. Wood,   b. 31 Jan 1863, Carimona, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1951, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    David Wood and Naomi (Worden) Wood
    David Wood and Naomi (Worden) Wood
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sometimes shown as "Naoma" or "Neoma." Also known as Ruth Naomi as shown on Lillian's marriage certificate and her obituary (below).

      In the 1905 Wisconsin census for Oregon she is shown as in the household of her daughter Jennette as a widow.

      Gravestone, Brooklyn, WI has this birthdate and death date.

      Oregon [Wisconsin] Observer, January 30, 1908, (microfilm in Oregon Public Library) under Brooklyn News:

      Mrs. Ruth Naomi Worden Wood was born in the town of Sheldon, Genesee county, New York, August 23, 1818. She was married to David Wood May 13, 1835, with whom she spent sixty six years of married life. His death occurred May 15, 1901. Nine children were born to them, seven daughters and two sons. Two daughters and one son preceded them to the better land. Those still living are Mrs. L A. Andrews, Lake Mills, Wis; Mrs. E. E Vaughn, Peoria. Il; Mrs. H. S. Smith, Brooklyn, with whom she has spent most of her last years; Mrs. C. C. Record, Watertown, S. D. at whose home she died, Mrs W. F. Schuerman, Abilene, Kan ; and D. D. Wood, Milwaukee.
      Mrs. Wood was inclined to a religious life from childhood and at fourteen made a public profession of her faith in Christ and united with the church; she was the means of her husband's conversion, who later entered the ministry of the United Brethren church. For nearly thirty years they labored to build up God's kingdom in their chosen sphere, mostly in Southern Minnesota, and our departed sister never tired of talking of the work of God and the saving of souls. She knew the Bible and the great doctrines it taught and could talk intelligently and edifyingly upon them. She was a member of the Brooklyn M. E. church at the time of her death.
      For several years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. H. S. Smith, in Brooklyn, and at times has suffered much. Last July she went for a visit to her daughter in South Dakota. While there her final illness came, and her long and useful life came to an end, in peace and confidence.
      "Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with them. At even tide it shall be light."
      The remains were brought here for burial. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Wednesday morning the 22nd, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Brown.
      Farewell dear mother sweet thy rest,
      Weary with years and worn with pain;
      Farewell till in some happy day,
      We shall behold thy face again.
      'Tis ours to miss thee all from years,
      And tender memories of thee keep;
      Thine in the Lord to keep;
      He giveth his beloved sleep.

      Sheldon is now in Wyoming Co.

      Some letters in the posession of J. Schuerman:

      Dear Olive mother told me to wright to you while they eat breakfast I thank you for that apple you sent me I am going to wash to day mother went up to Miss lices(?) yesturday and father went to preston(?) use luce(?) and hores(?) and amelia and libba and hores(?) got amelia a new delain(?) dress Miss stran has herd about Calvin desering and miss stran(?) says when libba gets up in horeses house(?) miss _____ _____ will not runover her mother is going to quartley meeting she is going to have tilla m_____ to stay with us they will stay away three nights well I have not time to write much more now mother will write some to y from
      Nettie
      (another hand) to Olive
      I send you the lining but the pattern I cannot find I am glad you have got you a dress I hope you will be conted now and go to school steady now I would like to know who gave you money I was much pleased with your paper and think it quite an institution and will sind you the money when father comes out to Johns(?) meeting beshure and be steady my love to Emma(?) and tell B__ty to come and see _____ mother and get some milk
      Naoma
      Rosa sends you a peace of the babys dress
      (The baby was probably Lillian Wood Schuerman)

      Columbus Kentucky June the 8 1863 Der father and mother I set down to let you know that I am wel and hope that this wil find you al the Same at home. I am at Columbus yet but the rigement has left and trat(?) y___ point 10 miles from vixBurg I guss that the ___ ____ ___ too(?) think(?) that(?) ___ ___ to(?) file(?) By this time I am in the hospital and shal stay til the hospital is moved down the river to the rigement and then I exspect that I shal Bee detaled for the hospital if iam it wil Bee A permant detale for ishal not stay with it al the time the doctors al want me in the hospital for ihave ben in it lots and had the hull controle of one of the hospitals at madison and thay was wel pleased with mee. Abnerate(?) the hed doctor Gave mee tenn dolars and .50 cents for what idon idont car about going in the hospital for in listed to carry the musket and i feel as tho that was my plase altho I can doo as much good in the hospital as ican in the feld Thar has Been one of our men died sence the regement left and one was(?) that is ____ too(?) his wife(?) it ____ and takes good car of him but She cant have life. ____ there is lot of the men sick But lot of them make themselves sick and thay ar sure to bee sick ever time thay git their pay I must tel you that the third menesota and our regement is in one Brigade and the third was here last nite on their way for our rigement and al of the Boys are glad too think that the 25 and them are together and so am I. The 3 got pade(?) her last nite and iseen al of ther Boys that I ____ But Edwin Pleast(?) and he has sneek out ihope that the rebels wil git him and keep him til this war is over and send him home so you can see how a diserter looks ____ ____ is well(?) and fit itel you my der father and mother this war has ben the making of him he is a god solger and his captin likes him the Best Cind(?) and he knose more than al of the rest of his folks and he is so glad to think that he is in our brigade he almost cride when he seen me and so did the megowns(?) thay ar al rite and in god health(?) and so is the other first(?) Boy and he feels bad to think of Ed(?) but he cant help it I shook hands with them al last nite and the last words was from them God Bles you dewitt I hope that we shal fite side By side In(?) this glores ___ and ihope so too ican say and tel the truth that the 3 is Bulle(?) if afite(?) thay Brot a rebel cornal(?) in with them last nite that they ____ them Selves and one major and sum privets and left them her in gale I seen al of them but the privates and them I did not see. thare is one Iowa rigement in our Brigade but icant tel the number of the rigement But I think it is the 40 (or 4) we have got the Best Brigade that can be cart(?) up(?) thare is no nose from Vix Burg at present But our men ____ taken it by regler(?) sizes(?) and ar gitting along rite wel I think that when our men git vixburg that wil tel the story with the South the day is ded with them then no more at present rite soon and tel al of the nuse direct al of your leters as you have don and al is rite this from der [could be "dewitt"] to father and mother excuse my handriting for ihave rote this leter in 12(?) minets By the watch ____
      your der solger Boy
      [Along the side of the letter: "Pray for me der frends"]
      This was evidently written by DeWitt. In listing of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers there is a Dewitt C. Wood, 25th Inf. Co. B, Residence Orion, Date Aug. 7, '62, M.O. June 7, '65. The above letter appears to refer to the 25th. Orion is a township in Richland County, Wisconsin.

      Letter from Naomi Wood to her daughter Lillian Wood Schuerman, with addenda apparently from David Wood, in envelope which is torn, but address is apparently Mrs. William Schuerman, Rosette, Lincoln County, Kansas, postmark Kampeska, S. Dak. Aug 28, 1891:

      Kampeska August 26th 91
      My Dear Children We received your kind letter and the Birthday presant and you have our thanks and love and prayers al to geather. We had a very nice Diner in wm Fishers grove we should have ben glad to had you and Willie and the Little ones with us.
      We are glad that you sent us sutch a long letter we read it with comfort we are as well as can be expeted for Old folks we still keep to work trying to earn our bread by the swet of our fabe (?) and we thank the Lord that he gives us strength to work.
      Dear Children we were glad enough for the news you gave us of Richland. we haven't heard so much since we lift there. I would liked to have been there so much well the next visit you make will be to see us remember we are very old cant live many years longer we want to see you once more at least before we die it seems as though I could not give up but what I shall see you again we would like to winter with you this winter but we cant I am glad you enjoyed your visit do you think the change of climat made you sick Nettie said they could not leave home on such short notice had she known of your being in Wisconsin a little sooner she should certainly have seen you. we are as well as usual but I do suffer so much with my head still I do considerable work fret (?) on a quilt to quilt to day all alone [?] to quilt it alone had the headache all day had the preacher and wife and two ugly children for dinner. Rose and family are well she is running her little store yet, is Madge an advert [or advent?] yet is Dr. MacCollem and wife living, it is to bad that Katie has had to lead such a life where are Finger first children, kiss those little children for me. Mother
      [on the inside, in what appears to be another hand:]
      As for the times hear the people has a good crop of wheat but a poor crop of corn we hard frost hear the 22 of this month it makes things look sory hear but we cant help it we want you to write to us often as you can and us posted in the times wheas you live. Well i will close for this time
      This Father
      And Mother

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Gravestone, Brooklyn, Wisconsin.

    2. [S4] Oregon [WI] Observer, 1/30/1908.
      Obituary.

    3. [S4] Oregon [WI] Observer, January 30, 1908.
      Obituary.

    4. [S295] South Dakota Death Index, (Ancestry).
      Shows death in Codington Co.,no town.

    5. [S6] Spafford Mortuary Records with Genealogical Notes, Collins, George K. , (Syracuse, N.Y.: Onodago Historical Association, 1917), E698408., p. 220.

    6. [S1] Family Bible.