Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lawrence Worm

Lawrence Worm, son of Thomas and Barbara (Miller) Worm, was born 19 Sept 1886 in Cranberry Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 17 June 1976 at Traverse City, Michigan.  He married Rosella M. Peyton 25 May 1908 at Hannah, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  Rosella was born in 1890 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Michigan to John Joseph and Mary Ann M. (Towey) Peyton and died of appendicitis 18 Dec 1916 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.  In the 1920 census, Lawrence is living with the family of his brother, Peter Worm.  His second marriage was on 18 July 1921 to Margaret Riley.  Margaret was born 21 March 1891 at Hemlock, Michigan and died 16 Dec 1955 at Traverse City, Michigan.  Lawrence did not have children by either marriage.

Obituary of Lawrence Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 18 June 1976, page 3 (note - obituary contains error, Lawrence was not born in Germany)
"Lawrence Worm, 89, of 811 W. Seventh Street, Traverse City, died Thursday at the Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility after a long illness.

He was born in Germany Sept. 19, 1886, lived most of his life in the Grand Traverse area, and served in the U.S. Army during WWI.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was employed as a painter.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Margaret.

Surviving are a sister, Josephine Umlor of Hannah and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Reynolds-Hanson Funeral Home with Fr. Ronald Gronowski officiating.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home."

Obituary of Margaret (Riley) Worm - Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 16 Dec 1955, page 23
Mrs. Lawrence Worm, 63, of 811 West Seventh Street, died early this morning at Munson hospital following several months illness.

Margaret Riley was born March 23, 1892 at Hemlock, Michigan, where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Worm on July 18, 1921.  They resided at Saginaw and Detroit prior to moving to Traverse City in 1924, where she has since resided.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Holy Family Society.

Surviving besides the husband are her mother, Mrs. James Riley of Ithaca; four brothers, Pat, William and David, all of Saginaw, and James of Ithaca; four sisters, Mrs. Adolph Brown, Mrs. Leonard Snyder, Mrs. Russell Kennedy, and Mrs. Gerald Claybugh of Saginaw; and several nieces and nephews.  One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Mrs. Worm was taken to the Reynolds funeral home where the Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. and services will be held Monday morning at 9:00 at Immaculate Conception church with Father R.W. Passeno officiating.  Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery."

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