Millville Woman’s Club Learns City History at Last Scheduled Meeting

Guest speaker Linda Hruza-Jones, center, holds a donation presented by Diann Ewan, first vice president of the Millville Woman’s Club (standing) for the Millville Historical Society. At left is Kathy Bennett, recording secretary. Patti Clark-Kears, treasurer, is at right.
Photography by Carol Smith

“Reflections of 19th Century Millville” told through the eyes of prominent Millville women of the time was presented at the March luncheon meeting of the Millville Woman’s Club by retired history teacher Linda Hruza-Jones.

It was the last scheduled meeting of the group, which has cancelled all future meetings and events until further notice because of the coronavirus emergency.

The speaker focused on a memoir by Julianna Randolph Wood, wife of Richard Davis Wood, a well-known businessman of the 19th century. The memoir, “Reflections of Our Dear Carrie,” was a tribute to her daughter who died while still in her 20s.

The speaker also reviewed the memoir of the wife of another prominent Millvillean, David Wood, brother of Richard Davis Wood. The Wood family is also notable for founding the WaWa convenience stores by Richard’s son George.

Following the presentation, First Vice President Diann Ewan presented a donation to the speaker for the Millville Historical Society. Hruza-Jones is the current vice president of the Society.