|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1796|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 5, 1900|
From Manning Monitor Newspaper May 11,1900
Lydia Woolman May 11, 1900 Manning Monitor
A LONG LIFE ENDED.At the age of 104 years Mrs. Lydia Woolman passed away on Saturday, May 5, at the home of her son, Miles Woolman, in this city. What a remarkable age when one considers that the average time allotted mortal is thirty-three and a third years. Mrs. Woolman was the oldest of the very few people in Iowa who can look back over a century. Her mind was clear to the very last, when she closed her eyes as if to fall asleep, but it was a sleep that knows .no awakening here upon earth.
Mrs. Woolman has had an interesting and eventful career. She was born in Dutchess County, New York, her parents being Albert Finch and his wife. In 1803, with her parents, she removed to Ontario County, in the same state, locating near Lake Honeoye. Here she met Hirman Woolman to whom she was married in 1824. In 1828, Mr. and Mrs. Hirman Woolman removed to Michigan, and in 1861 to Iowa, locating in Buchanan County.
Mrs. Woolman was the mother of six children, three of whom are living; Miles J. of this city; Martha, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Martin J. of Gilmore City.
Mrs. Woolman has passed through many exciting experiences. Her father was a "minute man" of the revolutionary times. She had two brothers in the army, and one engagement with the British was so close to their home that they could plainly see the battle. Shortly after moving to what was called Armeda north of Detroit, Michigan, her son was captured by the Indians, and although diligent search was made he was never found. Two of her sons were murdered by a couple of men in their employment while driving a herd of horses through Nevada, the murderers subsequently being captured and hung. Mrs. Woolman had been blind for several years, although her eyes appeared bright and in their natural strength. She liked to have the newspapers read to her and took a great interest in what was going on in the world about her.
The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church last Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., the Rev. C.L. McLeod officiating, after which, the remains were interred in the Manning Cemetery.
Lydia was the mother of
Marian J. Woolman b. 1822
Marvin J. Woolman b. 1827
Morgan J. Woolman b. 1828
Martin J. Woolman b. 1830
Miles M. Woolman b. 1832
Madison J. Woolman b.1834
Martha Jane Woolman b. 1837
Lyda Ann Woolman b. 1850
Lydia Knickerbocker Finch (____ - 1848)
Madison I. Woolman (____ - 1853)*
Lyda Ann Woolman (____ - 1853)*
Marvin J. Woolman (1827 - 1865)*
Morgan J. Woolman (1828 - 1865)*
Martin J. Woolman (1830 - 1914)*
Miles J. Woolman (1832 - 1908)*
Parthena Finch Aldrich (1778 - 1858)*
Albert Finch (1778 - 1829)*
Darius Finch (1790 - 1880)*
Lydia Finch Woolman (1796 - 1900)
Plot: Section 1 Block 1 Lot 40
Created by: Craig Chapman
Record added: Nov 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101234103
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Added: Jan. 19, 2014