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Norman Alfred Woodruff
Birth: Feb. 23, 1887
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1959
Miller
Hand County
South Dakota, USA

Son of Clayton Norman and Caroline Elizabeth James Woodruff.

Husband of Bertha McFarling Woodruff.

The following is from the Wessington, SD "Times Enterprise" issue of Friday, December 4, 1959:

"Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25th, at the Rose Hill church for Norman A. Woodruff who passed away of a heart ailment in the Memorial Hospital at Miller Saturday evening, Nov. 21, at the age of 72 years, eight months, and 26 days. The services were conducted by the Rev. Ben Thaden of Huron. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery where final rites were conducted by the Masonic Lodge of Wessington.
The following are excerpts written by the deceased to his children of February 25, 1957, while their mother was in Ohio:
'Dear Kids: You know, when a person looks back instead of ahead it's a sign of old age. I can't figure any one year in the past 70 that I'd like to have missed, but I'd like to see what it will be in the next 70. Here is a litle of my history:
Born February 23, 1887 in Dakota Territory. When I was 5 years old the folks took me to Missouri in a covered wagon, stayed one year and came back the same way. When I was eight we moved to Illinois. When I was 15 we went to Wisconsin. Every winter from when I was 17 until the year 1909 I worked in sawmills and 1909 I came out to South Dakota. On December 10, 1913, Mother (Bertha B. McFarling) and i were married. From here on out you know the rest. Best wishes for everybody. As ever, Dad'
In march of 1914 Norman and Bertha moved to the farm in Bates Township upon which they lived at the time of his death.
He served on the Triple A Committee for approximately 20 years, was Township Clerk for several years, a member of the Rose Hill Presbyterian Church and a Member of the Wessington Masonic Lodge No. 107 since June 14, 1917.
He is survived by his wife and seven children, all of whom were present for the funeral services: Joy, Winchester, Idaho; Gene, Genesee, Idaho; Gladys (Mrs. Joe Bell) Phoenix, Ariz; Betty (Mrs. Claire Patridge), San Mateo, Calif; Norman, Jr., Miller; Arlene (Mrs. Frank Smith), Springfield, Va; and Victor, Wessington; one brother, Col. Victor R. Woodruff, Pebble Beach, Calif; 16 grandchildren; and a host of friends".

 
 
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 Parents:
  Clayton Norman Woodruff (1864 - 1924)
  Caroline Elizabeth James Woodruff (1868 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Beatrice McFarling Woodruff (1896 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Joy Llewelyn Woodruff (1915 - 1990)*
  Lawrence Eugene Woodruff (1917 - 1998)*
  Gladys Ione Woodruff Bell (1918 - 1973)*
  Mary Elizabeth Woodruff Patridge (1920 - 2004)*
  Norman Rhodell Woodruff (1922 - 1960)*
  Arlene Beatrice Woodruff Smith (1924 - 1992)*
 
 Sibling:
  Norman Alfred Woodruff (1887 - 1959)
  Victor Roland Woodruff (1892 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Pat from Sacramento
Record added: May 02, 2008
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Norman Alfred Woodruff
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Norman Alfred Woodruff
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Norman Alfred Woodruff
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