Mary Eunice Dodge, daughter of Warren Sanford (1869-1964) and Wealthy Eunice (Crammer) (1871-1912) Dodge, was born 30 April 1897, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan.
Mary wed Clare Alfred Rood 20 August 1921, South Haven. Both Mary and Clare listed "teacher" as occupation. Clare, born 13 February 1898, was a World War I veteran. Mary and Clare had 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter. They divorced 12 May 1944, St. Joseph County, Michigan. Clare died 16 August 1984, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was interred Covert Cemetery, Van Buren County.
Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Thursday 22 July 1948
OKEMOS TEACHING STAFF COMPLETED
SEVERAL CHANGES IN STAFF FOR 1948-49 ANNOUNCED
Okemos, July 22 - All of the vacancies in the Okemos Consolidated school have been filled according to Edward l. Murdock, superintendent.
Mrs. Mary Rood, East Lansing, will teach English in the high school. Mrs. Rood taught English in Haslett during the last two years.
Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Friday 21 August 1953
EAST LANSING PAIR MARRIED AT CHAPEL
The marriage of Mrs. Mary D. Rood, 610 N. Hagadorn rd., East Lansing, and Walter H. Sheldon, 4030 Dawn ave., East Lansing, was solemnized in McCune chapel, Peoples church, Friday afternoon.
Rev. Roy Schramm officiated.
The bride was escorted by her son Dr. Robert Rood of Detroit. She wore a royal blue velvet suit and a corsage of pink rosebuds.
The bride's daughter, Miss Mary Jo Rood, and Miss Ruth Sheldon, daughter of the bridegroom, were the bridal attendants. Howard Sheldon stood with his father as best man. The bride's son, David Rood, and the bride-groom's son, Arthur Sheldon, seated the guests.
Nuptial music was presented by Thomas Vasiloff, soloist.
The reception was held in the parlors of the church following the ceremony.
After a wedding trip through northern Michigan, the couple will be at home on Dawn ave.
Special out-of-town guest sere Mrs. Rood's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Doge of South Haven.
Mary wed Walter Henry Sheldon 14 August 1953, East Lansing, Ingham County. Walter, after a 35 year career, retired in 1964 as assistant professor in agricultural engineering research at Michigan State University. He also served on the Okemos School Board from 1948-1955.
Walter, born 6 September 1901, died 21 April 1972. Mary died 16 May 1986 Ingham County. Walter and Mary were interred Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, DeWitt, Clinton County, Michigan.
Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Monday 19 May 1986
SHELDON, MARY D. (ROOD)
2700 BURCHAM DR.
Age 89, died May 16, 1986 in Est Lansing. Born April 30, 1897 in South Haven, MI. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at the Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel, East Lansing with the Rev. Dr. John E. Cermak of Okemos Community church officiating. Interment will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.