Verna Wood - Rock Island Argus, The - (Jul/18/2005)
Verna Wood, 100, of Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo, formerly of Kissimmee, Fla., and Tampico, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Good Samaritan Village.
Services are 4 p.m. Tuesday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico; the Rev. Karl Kaiser of Tampico Baptist Church will officiate. Burial is in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 p.m. to services. A memorial has been established in her memory.
She was born Sept. 5, 1904, in Dresden, Tenn., to John R. and Gertie Sutherland Duke. She married Gerald M. Wood May 7, 1932, in Paris, Tenn. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1997.
Survivors are a daughter, Dathel Harms, Davenport; a son, Gerald L. Wood, Crown Point, Ind.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Aileene Farrarini, Fort Myers, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters.
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Verna A Duke
Age in 1910: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905 (Sept. 5, 1904)
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: John R
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Name: Gertie L
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 24, Weakley, Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Household Members: Name Age
John R Duke 33, b. TN
Gertie L Duke 26, b. TN
Marlin M Duke 7, b. TN
Verna A Duke 5. b. TN
Wallace H Duke 3, b. TN
Porter I Duke 1, b. TN