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Eunice Frances Mott Wood
January 1, 1895–February 2, 1920
Eunice Frances Mott eldest Daughter of Wallace and Katie Mott was born January 1, 1895 at Oxford Junction, Iowa and died at her home near Arlington, Iowa, February 2, 1920 of toxemia due to flu-monia, aged twenty five years, one month and one day.
Her early life was spent on the home place a mile west of Oxford Junction, during which time she attended the schools in that city, graduating from the High School in 1912. On September 11, 1912 she was joined in marriage to Arthur L. Wood at Davenport, Iowa. Together they began the pilgrimage of their brief saddened career in Delaware county settling near Strawberry Point and afterward moving near Arlington.
To them were born six children, one of whom Arthur Jr. passed away in infancy. Five little children are left be rift of that most needed in an earthly universe, a mother's love. Delbert Neil, Ida Lucile, Hazel Ruth, Edith Grace and Geraldine Marie. This, the first break in the immediate circle of her brothers and sisters, leaves to mourn her loss besides the stricken parents three brothers and one sister, Albert, Edwin and W. A. Jr. of Oxford Junction and Alma, the sister.
She was a conscientious girl and a faithful and dutiful mother in the home. She joined the Lutheran Church when about sixteen years of age, at Oxford Junction. The passing of our loved ones is as a door opened in Heaven, through which may be glimpsed the reality of things eternal, the redeeming and tender love of Christ and the necessity of salvation. Well for us who remain if we hear the voice of Jesus calling to us.
"Christ wrote Hope arise on the skies of strife
And hopeless storm of Death and said
Tis but a name.
Through it I came."
The body was brought from Arlington February 3, 1920 accompanied by the sorrowing parents and interred in Oxford Cemetery that afternoon. Services were conducted at the home and at the grave for the immediate family and friends by Rev. S. V. Williams of Olin. The little son; is still seriously sick of the "flu" at the home and the sister Miss Alma is on the sickbed at Hale from the same disease.
A number of friends and relatives also accompanied the body, from Hale and from Arlington. The sympathy of all is extended to the family in their hour of sorrow.

Submitted by: Kathy Anthony
Source: The Arlington News, 12 February 1920

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