Clipped From Delaware County Daily Times
Miss Sarah P. :Wpod, Missing From ..,:'. Chester-Thkly-lhrce Years, Found in Mouhl Holly Hospial. -Like a message from the dead,'. Mrs. Emma-V. Steelman, of No: 2115 West Fourth street,, received a postal'card from .the superintendent of the Burlington Hospital, "Mt Holly, N. J., saying that her aunt, Miss Sarah P. Wood, aged 66 years, was .at the point ot death. The aunt disappeared from this city thirty-three years ago, after, which, time all trace of her was lost. _ Tho message, was received last Thursday and on Friday, morning, the woman passed away. Mrs. Steelman the niece, and Mrs- Katherine Riley, a sister of the deceased, arrived at the hospital in time to spend a few; hours, with Miss Wood before she succumbed. The .deceased,,woman died with her secret still a secret for she failed to explain her mysterious, departure from 'this city, or why she suppressed the place of her residence all these years. Sorrow Replaces Joy, • It was about this time of the year, when Miss Wood. Without word of warning- or without leaving so much as a note packed a little satchel and left for parts unknown. Her - relatives upon missing her thought she-went on a visit. No word being received for several days, a. search was instituted for the missing young woman.' The aid of the police was solicited, but her whereabouts "we;e never discovered: After waiting and watching' for years, relatives were overjoyed to receive the communication from Miss Wood. This joy was turned to sorrow a few hours later by the death of the former Chester woman. Miss Wood is well remembered by some of the older residents'' of the West End. . • The remains will be shipped to this city-and the funeral will be conducted from the home of the husband of her niece, Samuel Steelman. to-morrow afternoon. Rev. Albert M- Witwer pastor of the v South Chester Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be made at the Chester Rural Cemetery.