Aunt Grace Obit

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to B. of B. its of be at OLD RESIDENT imjO REST Mrs. Grace Hood Dies At Witter Springs Saturday Last Tuesday night ,a"t the home of her son in Witter Springs, death came to Mrs. Grace Bishop Hood. A prominent life-long resident of the northbuy area, Mrs, Hood was in her eightieth year. She was the mother of Ruby Codding Hall of Santa Rosa, George B. Jewell of Witter Springs and Jewell D'Egilbert of San Francisco. Born In Sonoma Co. Born near Healdsburg, Mrs. Hood was a daughter of Tennessee Bishop, famous early-day sheriff of Sonoma county and undersheriff a', the time the historic licar Flag or the Cahfornia Republic was raised at Sonoma. Her motlicr was Mrs. Louisa Smith Bishop, one of the hardy survivors of the tragic Donner party. Mrs. Hood was first married to the Jate Alya Jewell, Marin county pioneer, and for many years lived at JeweU Station where her husband owned a dairy ranch. It was there her three cliildren were born. Came To Mendocino. After Mr. Jewell's death hif. widow went to Santa Rosa and a few years later married George Hoed, pioneer Santa Rosa business man of the old jewelry firm of Hood & Son. The Hoods later came to Mendocino county, purchasing the Fountain stock ranch south of Hopland, where they resided up until 18 years ago. From Hopland they went to Bachelor •Valley in Lake county, acquiring the old Meredith holdings. Not Loii«r III. Mrs. Hood had been in failing liealth several years, but her condition was not regarded critical until eight weeks ago. Since that time Mrs. Hood has been at the home of her son at Witter Springs, attended by Mrs. Caroline Jewell. Had DeliffhttuI Personality. Mrs. Hood was a former member of Caslmir chapter O, E. S., of Puerto Rico chapter D. A. R., charter member of ^achelor Valley Community Club, and member of the Episcopal church. She was regarded as an authority on early California history, and among her hundreds of friends in Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties her humor, wit and friendliness were by-words. Funeral services were held Saturday at Lakeport and burial took place in Petaluma cemetery. Rev. D. M. Castlen conducting the ceremony. two Figone Fred ago Mr. their Mrs. in condition was all A Washington, age she from Leonard; Pocahontas for testified Clifford his from Mr. loftn pay such was he and General threatened is while

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  1. Ukiah Republican Press,
  2. 30 Dec 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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