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Peter William Woodlief, Sr
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Birth: Jul., 1808
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1883
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

from the Daily Picayune, New Orleans, La.
Wednesday morning, March 14, 1883

Death of Peter William Woodlief

This well known citizen died yesterday
afternoon from general debility, after a
long but almost painless illness. His age
was 74 years and 8 months. he had been a
resident of this city for the past fifty years.
His birth place was Smoky-Ordinary, Bruns-
ville (sic) county, Va. He came thence to New
Orleans, while yet a young man, and en-
gaged in the dry goods business. He was
first a member of the firm of West, Oliver
& Woodlief, and afterwards established the
house of Woodlief & Duverier. In 1860 he
was the junior partner in the firm of Legen-
dre & Woodlief, which continued up to the
war. In his younger days he had been a
leading merchant in his line. His later
years were not propered (sic) by fortune, but he continued on in active life as of old -- genial
and kind to all. To his stricken ones are
tendered our sympathy in their bereavement.

Death notice in same issue of the Daily Picayune:
WOODLIEF -- On Tuesday evening, March
13, 1883, at 5:30 o'clock. P.W. WOODLIEF,Sr., aged 74 years and 8 months, a native of Virginia and a resident of this city for over fifty years.
His friends and acquaintances, also the relatives and friends of his son, Henry L. Woodlief, are respectfully requested to attend his funeral, which will take place from his son's residence,129 St. Andrew street, between Annunciation and Chippewa streets. This (Wednesday) Evening, at 4 o'clock.
Cincinnati, O., Richmond, Va., Calvert and Waco, Texas, please copy.
Family links: 
  Louise Modeste Bouligny Woodlief (1810 - 1892)
  Edward Dominique Woodlief (1843 - 1870)*
  Peter William Woodlief (1846 - 1899)*
  Henry L. Woodlief (1855 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Inscription plaque is missing, but interment records confirm Peter's valut. His is the second from the top in the far right-hand column
Lafayette Cemetery Number 1
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Square 2, tomb 345, vault 22
GPS (lat/lon): 29.92863, -90.08459
Created by: OBXr
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58426750
Peter William Woodlief, Sr
Added by: Pat Dupuy
Peter William Woodlief, Sr
Added by: Pat Dupuy
Peter William Woodlief, Sr
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A member of the Orleans Light Horse, Louisiana Cavalry, 1861.
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