I have just received an obituary from a cousin of mine in Akron, OH from the Akron paper 23 Oct 2003. It is as follows:
"Marguerite Gerow Wright was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 20, 1904. She graduated from the Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a member of the Altar Guild, and acolyte director for 12 years. Mrs. Wright was also a member of the Gerow family Association of the Huguenot Society of NY, United Daughters of the Confederacy, associate member of the Voluteers for the Family Service, a former member of the Fairlawn Country Club, and a member of the Akron Women's City Club and Akron Contact Bridge League.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril Wright, and her brothers, William Gerow of Wilmington, Del., Dr. Harrison Gerow of Sarasota, Fla., Culbert S. Gerow of New Jersey, Milo R. Gerow of Sarasota, Fla., and John B. Gerow of Hawthorne, NJ.
She is survived by her beloved son, John K. Wright; daughters, Ruth W. Clinefelter and Nancy Gerow Koly; son-in-law, Michael R. Koly; granddaugther, Christine Chatterton Hlavin; grandson-in-law, Philip V. Hlavin; sister, Jerry Ellen Palmer.
Friends and relatives are welcome to a memorial service at 11 am Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huguenot Historical Society (the Gerow Family Association), 18 Broadhead Ave., New Paltz, NY 12561, or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church."
Mrs. Wright is person H-153, p. 61 of Vol. 3 "The Giraud-Gerow Family in America".
I am also researching my GERROW/JERROW family in N. Ireland and America, and as yet, cannot find a link between our two families, though they seem to have located in several of the same cities. There is also a GERROW family that descended from French Huguenot Jacques GUERARD who settled in Charleston, SC in 1679. Does anyone know of a connection between the GIRAUD and GUERARD? Has anyone found GERROW's who don't seem to fit into the GIRAUD family? They could be mine. Would love to hear from anyone with info, or who would like more from me.
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