|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1883|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1946|
From the Benewah County News (Plummer, ID) in February, 1946:
Funeral services for R.J. Woods were held at the Congregational church Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, with R.M. Griffith conducting the service. P.S. Taylor, Chris Roholt, Louis Bass, Jim Mottern, Bert Falkins, and Ellis Botham acted as pallbearers. All were members of Worley lodge, A.F. & A.M. Mrs. H.H. Meredith and Mrs. Emma B. Harris sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Some Day the Silver Chord Will Break" and Mrs. Lawrence Babbit was accompanist. Mute tribute was paid to Mr. Woods in the great number of floral offerings sent to the church, and the many friends and lodge members present testified to the appreciation felt for him here and in Worley.
Mr. Woods came to Plummer in 1937 to engage in the drug business. During his years here he was active in community life, serving for six years on the local school board and serving as president of the chamber of commerce. In 1940 he acted as general chairman of Plummer's celebration of its 80th anniversary. He had been active in the Masonic lodge since he joined at the age of 21, or for more than 40 years. He was a member of Worley Lodge No. 86, and it was this group that conducted the graveside Masonic rites at the Plummer cemetery with Lloyd Dyer, master, in charge. Mr. Woods had been elected to serve as master this year but his health would not permit. He was also a member of Norida chapter No. 68, O.E.S., at Worley and held the office of patron.
Robert Woods was born in Conway, N.D., Jan. 27, 1883, and passed away at Wallace February 18, following a lingering illness of two years. He was married on June 17, 1908, at Minto, N.D., where both he and Mrs. Woods attended school for some time. He completed his pharmacist's training there and in 1914 they moved to Winnett, Mont., where he was engaged in the drug business for 23 years. He worked with drugs for more than 40 years of his life. At Winnett he was active, not only in Masonry, but in the Methodist church and in all community activities. He served as a state representative at one time in the Montana state legislature. In the spring of 1937 Mr. and Mrs. Woods moved to Plummer, where he lived until his need for hospital care took him to Wallace.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Woods, who is at the home here; his son, William Ray, of Wallace; two daughters, Mrs. Grace LaVerne McCulloh of New York City and Mrs. Mildred Jean Renshaw of Asheville, N.C.; by five grandchildren, Charles Robert and Bonnie Ray Woods and Robert Marsh, Sylvia Mae and John Allen Renshaw; and by two brothers and two sisters, Thomas H. Woods of Snohomish, Wash.; W.O. Woods of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Frank Kilgore and Mrs. C.C. McCaw of Grand Forks, N.D. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods were here to attend the services as were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woods. Mr. Woods' liking of beauty and order made his business and residence property one of the most attractive in the community.
Robert John Woods (1849 - 1936)
Eliza Henry Woods (1849 - 1911)
Katherine E McKay Woods (1884 - 1971)*
Mildred Joan Woods Renshaw (1912 - 1992)*
William Raymond Woods (1913 - 1989)*
Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
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