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Elden Ray "Dell" Mangum Woods
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1918
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1980
Pasadena
Harris County
Texas, USA

Apr. 19, 1918, Elden was born to
Lessie Bell Bush and Elmus Freda Mangum.

January 6, 1920,census.
Lessie divorced
Dell 1 year and 8 months old
living with grandmother Jessie Moore Carr Bush.

March 8, 1920, Lessie married Felix Loyd Woods in Van Zandt County, Texas.

April 15, 1930, census
Dell is living with uncle Wade Davis Bush.

January 26, 1940, married Bessie Lee Carson

September 6, 1941 their daughter Patricia Dell Woods was born.

1947 - Annals of Arkansas
Vol 4 -P. 1766-1768
By Dallas T. Herndon
One of Camden's youngest and most progressive business men is Elden Ray Dell Woods. He is the proprietor of the Yellow Cab Company of Camden, Arkansas, and was only twenty-six years old when he assumed control. He is efficient and progressive in his business methods. Since taking over the Yellow Cab company he has inaugurated improvements and expanded the service offered. Camden is fortunate to have attracted Elden Woods, as he possesses the qualities of leadership and initiative which will advance his business and aid in the development of the entire community.
On April 19, 1918, Elden Ray Dell Woods was born in Dallas, Texas. His father, Lloyd Woods, was a farmer and was a native of Texas. He died in 1920. Clestie Dell (bush) Woods, mother of Elden Woods, was a native of Bell county, Texas.
Elden Woods was only two years old when his father died. His years of schooling were abbreviated, as he had to start work at an early age in order to help the family finances. Mrs. Woods worked for many years in the Texas oil fields, where he constructed tanks for the various oil companies. He had a keen appreciation of the value of money and early learned how to save a portion of what he earned. The result was that by the time he was twenty-three he entered the taxi business for himself, locating in Leesville, Louisiana. Mr. Woods operated several different cab companies before he came to Camden, Arkansas. In 1944 he bought out the Yellow Cab Company of Camden, and is now operating twelve taxicabs. The Yellow Taxi Stand is located at 101 Madison Street, Camden, Arkansas.
On January 26, 1940 Elden Ray Dell Woods married Bessie Lee Carson of Yazoo City, Mississippi. They are the parents of a daughter, Patricia Dell, born on September 6, 1941. Mrs. Woods graduated from the Yazoo City High School. Her family is well known and highly regarded. Mr. and Mrs. Woods and their daughter reside at 108 Bradley Street, Camden, Arkansas.
The political affiliation of Mr. Woods is with the Democratic party. He has always taken an active interest in affairs of government, and his opinion is valued by those active in political affairs. He is a member of the Baptist Church. His hobby is the raising of small dogs, and he has several fine specimens.
The career of Elden Woods has been marked by indefatigable energy, close attention, and persistent purpose. He has always recognized the opportune moment, and by his activity, combined with close conformity to a high standard of commercial ethics, he has launched out on a business that will surely succeed. His genial disposition and his readiness to help his fellowmen has endeared him to his business associates as well as to his many friends. Mr. Woods is truly a self-made man, and has developed rare business ability early in life.
(Some of the information in book questionable)

October 30, 1980
Houston Chronicle - Section 1, P. 18.
Mr. Dell Woods, Born April 19, 1918 in Dallas, passed away in Pasadena, October 28, 1980. He is survived by his wife Bessie; and daughter Patty Poe, and son-in-law, G. W. Poe, four grandchildren, George Ray, Larry, Ricky and Teresa Poe. He was a resident of Pasadena since 1956 and owned and operated Dell Woods Motors for the past 21 years. Associations: Director of Pasadena National Bank member, Pipe Fitters Local No. 211, member of South Houston and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, member of Houston Independent and National Automobile Dealers Assn., member of the 100 Club, Lifetime member of the Houston Rodeo Assn., member of Pasadena Livestock Rodeo Assn., member of South Houston Rotary Club, very active sponsor of Little League in Pasadena and South Houston and a Baptist by Faith.
Pallbearers: Frank Phillips, Tom Fetzer, Jack Brandell, Glenn Little, K.W. Smith, Lloyd Mangum. Honorary Pallbearers will be the officers and directors of the Pasadena National Bank. Dell Woods will be missed by his many friends and acquaintances. Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Pasadena Funeral Chapel with Rev. Olan Walters and Dr. Fred Bender officiating. Interment, Grandview Memorial Park. PASADENA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2203 Pasadena Blvd., 473-6206


 
 
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 Parents:
  Elmus Fredra Mangum (1896 - 1978)
  Lessie Bell Bush Woods (1899 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Lee Carson Woods (1919 - ____)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elden Ray Mangum Woods (1918 - 1980)
  Barnie Joe Mangum (1922 - 1997)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grand View Memorial Park
Pasadena
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Garden of Memories Lot 18 space 1
 
Created by: JoLynn Mangum Cooper Sel...
Record added: Jul 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73146121
Elden Ray Dell <i>Mangum</i> Woods
Added by: Kenneth May
 
Elden Ray Dell <i>Mangum</i> Woods
Added by: JoLynn Mangum Cooper Self
 
Elden Ray Dell <i>Mangum</i> Woods
Added by: JoLynn Mangum Cooper Self
 
 
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Rest in peace to the half uncle I never knew about. This secret might never have been known if it weren't for the excellent research by JoLynn Mangum Cooper Self.
- Ginny Mangum
 Added: Jul. 15, 2011
 
 
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