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Elta Leona WOODS

Elta Leona WOODS

Female 1893 - 1992  (99 years)

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  • Name Elta Leona WOODS 
    Born 5 Jun 1893  Brashear, Adair, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Nov 1992  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 6 Nov 1992  I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hurdland, Knox, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • At the time of her death she was living with her daughter Virginia in

      Her funeral was held in Kirksville, Adair, MO.

      Debate over middle name at the time of her death: Leona or Leon? Jo Epperson's research indicates that Elta went by Leon although legal documents may insist otherwise.
    Person ID I953  Main
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2008 

    Father Chester WOODS,   b. 5 Sep 1857, Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1932, Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Margaret Priscilla SLEETH,   b. 5 Jan 1862, , Knox, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1930, Brashear, Adair, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1882  La Belle, Lewis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Marriage License
    Marriage License
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harry Leonard EPPERSON,   b. 12 Jul 1893, Hurdland, Knox, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1976, Hurdland, Knox, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1918  , Macon, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. James Money EPPERSON,   b. 14 Nov 1919, Hurdland, Knox, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2001, Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. LIVING
     3. Miriam Ida EPPERSON,   b. 6 Dec 1924, Hurdland, Knox, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1983, Kirksville, Adair, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] James Money, Kentucky pioneer : descendants and related families, the money tree, Money, Harold S., (Lexington, Ky. : H.S. Money, 1983), JSMB US/CAN Book 929.273 M746m., p207.

    2. [S11] Census: 1920 US Federal, Missouri, United States. Bureau of the Census. 14th census, 1920, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [193-?]), FHJS US/CAN Census Area 1820902 - 1820966., Vol 32, ED 51, Sheet 4, Line 96.
      Line 96: Epperson, Leonard, male, white, 26 yrs, married, can read and write, b MO. Father and mother born in MO. Occupation: general farmer, farm schedule 90.
      Epperson, Elta, female, white, 26 yrs, married, can read and write, b MO. Father born in PA, mother born in MO.
      Epperson, James, male, white, single, 1/6 yrs, b MO
      Shelton Township

    3. [S22] Obituary, Elta L. Epperson, (unknown newspaper, 11 Nov 1992).
      Elta L. Epperson, 99, of Kansas City, formerly of Hurdland, died Tuesday, November 3, 1992, in the Carondelet Manor in Kansas City.

      Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 6, 1992, in the Hudson-Rimer Park View Chapel in Kirksville. The Rev. Stan EAst officiated the services. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Hurdland. Music was provided by the Mt. Tabor Primitive Baptist Church.

      She was born on June 5, 1893, in the Gibbs area, the daughter of Chester and Margaret Sleeth Woods.

      On December 17, 1918, she married Harry Leonard Epperson and he preceded her in death on January 3, 1976.

      Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Miriam Ida Golden; two sisters, Edna Vandiver and Mae Thomas; one brother, Wylie Woods, and one great-grandson, Jay Patrick Collins.

      Elta is survived by one son, James M. Epperson and his wife Josephine of Aurora; one daughter, Virginia L. Campbell of Kansas City; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

      Elta grew up on a farm east of Gibbs and attended Gopher Hill School and the Kirksville State Teachers College.

      She was a housewife and homemaker and had spent most all of her life in the Hurdland community where she and her husband were engaged in farming.

      Elta was a member of teh Rebacca Lodge and Priscilla Club of Hurdland and the Order of the Eastern Star Matilda Chapter #41 of Edina.

      She attended the Mt. Tabor Primitive Baptist Church and in later years the First Christian Church in Kirksville.

      Pallbearers were Alvin Henderson, Earl Spencer, Jim Gonnerman, John Gonnerman, Joe Muir and Robert Poore.

    4. [S16] John Epperson (Father of Barnett Epperson), unknown.

    5. [S15] Bible of J.M.Epperson.

    6. [S37] Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Epperson, (unknown newspaper, 12 Dec 1968).
      Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Epperson will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Hurdland Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22, 198, with open house from 2 to 5 o'clcok. Friends and relatives are invited to call. The request no gifts.

      On Dec. 17, 1918, Mr. Epperson and the former Elta Woods of Gibbs were united in marriae by Elder G.E. Edwards at his home in Macon. They lived on the family farm south of Hurdland until 1934 when they moved to Hurdland where Mr. Epperson served as postmaster until his retirement five years ago.

      The Epperson's son, James M. Epperson, of Farmington and daughters, Mrs. Virginia Campbell of Indianapolis, Ind., and Miriam, Mrs. George J. Golden, of Kirksville, are helping with plans for the celebration. Their families, which include seven grand-children and two great-grandchildren, will also be present on the occasion honoring their 50th anniversary.

    7. [S18] Obituary, Harry Leonard Epperson, (unknown newspaper, 7 Jan 1976).
      Harry Leonard Epperson, 82, lifelong resident of the Hurdland community and a retired postmaster of there, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Jan. 3, 1976, at the Manor Care Center in Kirksville where he had been since Nov. 11, 1975.

      Funeral services were at 1:30 o'clcok Tuesday afternoon at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel in Edina with Elder Clyde O. Johnson of Green Castle officiating. Burila was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Hurdland. Hurdland Lodge No.396 I.O.O.F. conducted services Monday evening at the Chapel.

      He is survived by his wife, a son, James Money Epperson, of Kirksville, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Campbell of Kansas City and Mrs. Miriam Golden of Kirksville, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Tobey and Mrs. Amma Botts, both of Kirksville.

      Mr. Eppreson was born July 12, 1893, at Hurdland, a son of James Money and Mary Ellen Hill Epperson, and was married Dec. 17, 1918, to Elta Woods. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Primitive Baptist Church, the above mentioned lodge, and the REbekah Lodge No. 119, also of Hurdland. Mr. Epperson served as postmaster of Hurdland for 29 years, had served anumber of years as clerk of the Town Board, clerk of Hurdland School Board and was active in all community affairs. He had also farmed in Knox County.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, a great-grandson, three brothers, John O. Epperson, G. Roy Epperson and Walter H. Epperson, and a sister in infancy.


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