Perley David and Pearl (GEORGE) WOOD Family
The Family of
Perley David and Pearl (GEORGE) WOOD


(m #1) Jane


(m) Kiziah

1815- ?


Reuben Andrew George     (m)
1832-1902   picture
Mary Jane Hobson
1837-1916   picture

* Nancy "Pearl" George
b. 31 January 1874, near Whitesville, Andrew Co, MO
d. 3 or 4 November 1964 - San Diego CA (90)
buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA

(m) x


? - ?
(m) x



Lewis Clark WOOD      (m)
1837 NY - 1907
Hannah Anthony ROBINSON
1844 NY - 1937 MN?

(m) Perley David Wood
b. 13 September 1871 New York State
d. 1 December 1951 San Diego CA
buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego CA
m. 5 January 1904, Pleasant Hill Township, Kidder Co, ND

Family Photos
(click to enlarge picture)

Perley David Wood

Perley and Pearl

Pearl, Perley, and others

Pearl and Perley's children

Nancy Pearl Wood

Pearl and Margery

Pearl Wood

Dorothy and ?

Pearl Christmas card
Family Biography
Nancy "Pearl" George was the last of nine children born to Reuben Andrew and Mary Jane (HOBSON) GEORGE. Pearl's children's George aunts and uncles were:
* Louise "Alice" GEORGE FITCH (1855 MO-1941)
* Charles Thomas GEORGE (1858 KS-1938)
* William Handley GEORGE (1861 MO-1945)
* Enoch Ezra GEORGE (1863 MO-1868)
* James Newton GEORGE (1865 MO-1941)
* Margaret Ellen GEORGE MATTHEWS LEONARD (1867 MO-1946)
* Walter "Reece" GEORGE (1870 MO-1932)
* Wesley Reuben GEORGE (1870 MO-1870)
* Nancy "Pearl" GEORGE (1874 MO-1964)
Group photo including
Will, Maggie, Pearl, Reece, Jim George
Pearl was born on the family farm south of Whitesville, Andrew Co, MO.

to be continued....

Children of Perley and Pearl (GEORGE) WOOD:
1. Evelyn Wood
    d ()
    m ?

2. Marjorie (Margery) Wood
    b 24 Apr 1905 ND
    d 3 Apr 1988 (82)
    San Diego, CA
    m Frank Schossow

Pearl and her daughter, Marjorie

A mystery from the California Death Record: searching for anyone with their mother's maiden name George, and father's last name Wood, Ollie Elizabeth Hutchison appeared with Margery's listings. Ollie was born 2 September, 1898 in Missouri, and died in Napa, CA on 7 April 1992 (SSN 522-24-5160). Despite the similar name, she is not Ollie Belle Wood Boatwright George, 1867-1901.

Margorie and Frank Schossow lived in San Diego, CA. Frank Wayne SCHOSSOW was born 7 April, 1905 in ND, and died 9 May, 1982 in San Diego, aged 77 years. Margery was also listed in the California Death Records, dying 3 April, 1988 in San Diego when she was 82. There is also a listing for "Alice Margery Schossow", (mother: George, father: Wood) born 24 April 1905 ND, died 3 April 1988. SSN 555-56-3361

Other Schossow's listed in the death records in CA (and born in ND) were

* Frank Wayne Schossow, b 7 April 1905 ND, d 9 May 1982 San Diego CA (77)
* Mrs. Julie Kay Schossow, b 22 June 1954 ND (mother's maiden name Klundt), d 9 July 1982 El Dorado CA (28)
* Lynold L. Schossow, b 24 Oct 1913 ND, d 3 Aug 1977 San Diego CA (63)
* Martin Schossow, b 9 Sept 1904 ND, d 26 Oct 1978 Alameda CA (74)
* Stanley Martin Schossow, b 27 Aug 1923 ND (mother: Dancer), d 12 Jan 1993 Orange, CA (69)

Roy and Laura Mae Schossow (Frank's parents???)

3. Kenneth Wood
    d ()
    m ?

4. Eugene Wood
    d ()
    m ?

5. Dorothy Anne Wood
    b 3 (28?) Mar 1913
    d 19 Jan 2010 (96)
    m Willard Harpster
    d 23 June 2005

Dorothy and Willard Harpster lived in San Diego, CA

Dorothy Harpster and a grandchild, in 2007
Info and photo from Mrs. Y. van Oosterhout, 2011
Nov. 26, 1915-June 23, 2005
Willard W. Harpster, 89, of San Diego died Thursday. He was born in David City, Neb., and was a photographer for Camera World.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Harpster; sons, Bill Harpster, Jack Harpster and Paul Harpster; brother, Harry Harpster Jr.; and six grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow, Normal Heights United Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St., San Diego.

Inurnment (sic): Mount Hope Cemetery, 3751 Market St., San Diego.

Donations: Normal Heights United Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St., San Diego, CA 92116.

Arrangements: California Cremation & Burial.

6. George Wood
    d ()
    m ?

Willis and Bea Wood

Terry Strong wrote:
" Lewis Clark Wood b April 06, 1837 Greenfield, Saratoga, NY - d April 07, 1907.
Hannah Anthony Robinson b January 19, 1844 Greenfield, Saratoga, NY - d January 01, 1937
(I don't have it in the file for Hannah but I am sure she died in Huron MN.) They were married January 03, 1864."

Lewis Clark and Hannah Anthony Wood
Special thanks to Terri Strong for contributing information and pictures of Pearl and Perley's family.
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