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Mary Neville (Walter) Woodrich (1915 - 2008)

Mary Neville Woodrich formerly Walter
Born in Winchester, Virginia, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 21 Aug 1937 in Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Mother of [private child (unknown - unknown)] and
Died at age 93 [location unknown]
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Mary Neville Walter (or Waters) was born on the 29th June, 1915 in Winchester, Virginia, United States.
She was the firstborn child and daughter of Harvey Waters and Edna Waters.

United States Census 1920 [1]
Event Place: Lancaster, Virginia, United States. Nationality: African American

Harvey WatersHeadMale35Virginia
Edna WatersWifeFemale26Virginia
Mary WatersDaughterFemale5Virginia

Mary Walter (or Waters) went to high school in Flossmor, Illinois, the University of Chicago and the Western Reserve University.
After getting a Masters in Education, Mary taught 4th grade in Chagrin Falls for 15 years. She then moved to inner city Cleveland schools where she taught creative writing and poetry to elementary school kids.


Mary Walter married Arnold Chapman Woodrich on the 21st August 1937 in Cook, Illinois, United States. [2]

They honeymooned in a Lake Superior lighthouse at Copper Harbour, Michigan, in the Upper Penninsula.

(Woody has a beautiful antique bureau that his parents liberated from the lighthouse). Together they raised Woody and Johnny at addresses from Kansas to New York to Illinois and Ohio.


Mary Neville (Walter) Woodrich passed away on the 18th September, 2008.


  1. 1920 United States Census. Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 January 2021), Mary Waters in entry for Harvey Waters, 1920.
  2. "Marriage Entry" Mary Neville Walter married Arnold c. Woodrich 21 Aug 1937 Citing this Record: "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2018), Arnold C Woodrich and Mary Neville Walter, 21 Aug 1937; citing Marriage, Cook, Illinois, United States, citing Cook County Clerk. Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 102436107. Accessed 19 Jan 2021

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