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  • ID: I00263
  • Name: Nancy Mann Waddel
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1866 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio
  • Burial: Grandview Cem, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Death: 07 SEP 1935 in New York, New York
  • Note:
    At the time of their marriage, she was the assistant editor of the Chillicothe newspaper.
    She was an author, writing under the name, "Mrs. Wilson Woodrow," after her seperation from Wilson Woodrow around 1900. This was the source of embarrassment to her estranged husband, who wrote to Woodrow Wilson to appologize.

    1930 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, Borough of Manhattan, New York, 10 AD, April 1, 1930, ED 31-1201, Sheet 5B, line 91, 111 East 48th St, #3-378: (large single occupancy rooming house)
    Woodrow, Nancy Waddel Lodger F W 45 D 20 OH OH OH writer-publications

    Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Wm & Nancy Waddle Lot, Section 1, lots 3 & 11.

    REFERENCE: Who Was Who in America, 1897-1942, Vol. 1 (Chicago: Marquis, 1943), p. 1377:
    WOODROW, Nancy Mann Waddel, author; b. Chillicothe, O.; d. Dr. William and Jane (McCoy) Waddel; ed. at home; m. James Wilson Woodrow, Aug. 4, 1897. Asst. editor Chillicothe (O.) Daily News, 1896-97; removed to New York, 1900; actively engaged as contbr. to mags., 1901-; contbr. of humor, short stories, verse, etc., to various nat. magazines under her name "Mrs. Wilson Woodrow," also serial story, "A Leaf in the Current," in Metropolitan Magazine under nom-de-plume of "Jane Wade." Author: The Bird of Time, 1907; The New Missioner, 1907; The Silver Butterfly, 1909; The Beauty, 1910; Sally Salt, 1912; The Black Pearl, 1912; The Hornet's Nest, 1917; Swallowed Up!, 1922; Burned Evidence, 1925; Come Alone, 1929; Moonhill Mystery, 1930; Pawns of Murder, 1932. Died Sept. 7, 1935.

    Father: William Waddel b: 09 SEP 1811 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio
    Mother: Jane Sarah McCoy b: 23 AUG 1822 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio

    Marriage 1 James Wilson Woodrow b: 26 JUN 1865 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio
    • Married: 04 AUG 1897 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, Ohio
    • Note:
      MARRIAGE: The Daily Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio, Wednesday, August 4, 1897, p. 1, col. 4.
      Furnished Fitting Place for the Nuptuials of the Lovely Daughter of the House.
      In the presence of only the Immediate Relatives and Near Friends Was Miss Nancy Mann Waddle United in Wedlock, at Four o'clock This Afternoon, to Mr. James Wilson Woodrow of Colorado-The Loving Face of the old Doctor Looked Down Upon and Blessed the Union.
      Miss Nancy Mann Waddle, whose fascinating personality has so long pervaded the intellectual, social and literary circles of the ancient metropolis, will hereforward be known to her legion of friends in this city, and elsewhere by another name, dignified by the prefix Mrs., having been united in marriage this afternoon, at the hour of four, to Mr. James Wilson Woodrow, of Empire, Colorado.
      The groom of this happy event needs no more introduction to Chillicotheans than does the bride, this being his native _eath, which he left some years ago to try his fortunes in the south and west, returning at last, like the true prince of romance, handsome, prosperous and courtly, to claim his fair bride, after years of seperation.
      The wedding, which was a quiet but charmingly tasteful little home affair, was consummated at the family residence, on West Second street, and witnessed only by the immediate family of the bride, Mrs. Helen Woodrow and daughter, Miss Helen of Ann Arbor, Michigan, mother and sister of the groom, Mesdames S. F. McCoy, H. W. Biggs and Dr. J. B. Scearce.
      The large cool rooms and halls of the handsome old residence were beautified by diry lace plant ferm and palms, the latter banking the broad stairway and walls.
      In the majestic old hallway, thus framed for the setting of the lovely picture, Dr. R. W. Biggs, the life long friend and pastor of the family, awaited the coming of the happy couple, beneath the portrait of the bride's father, Dr. William Waddle, who seemed to smile upon them his approval and blessing.
      The bride was gowned in an exquisite robe constructed from white satin and chiffon, the plain rich skirt with its short train and chiffon waist built high and ending in a stock of satin, being intensely becoming. The sleeves were ________, and the gown finished with trimmings of lace and white satin striped ribbon and _____ ___. She carried a bridal bouquet of cape jesmine. Her hair was arranged high and without ornament. The groom looked very handsome in conventional black.
      After the beautiful words of the ritual had been spoken and answered in clear earnest tones, Dr. Biggs pronounced the blessing, with a fatherly warmth and depth of feeling, and the young couple were showered with congratulations.
      Later, a complete wedding dinner was served at several tables, the bridal table forming a lovely bit of coloring with its garniture of delicately tinted sweet peas.
      Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow will take the north bound train at 6:25 this evening, with Empire, Colorado, as thair main objective point, to which, however, they will be guided by that gay sprite Fancy, over a more or less indirect route, making numerous pauses on the way.
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