|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1839|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1922|
South Dakota, USA
Civil War Veteran, Co. K, 139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, May 17 - October 28, 1864
First wife Amy Elizabeth Vaughn. Children of this marriage were: Arthur Almon, Anna Amelia Woodruff Carl, Daniel Bonebright(cremated, Forest Funeral Home, Olympia, WA, no cemetery or distribution of ashes identified on the death certificate), Estella Louise Woodruff Moon, Hugh Carleton, Henrietta Alice, Lewis McCabe, and Ralph Putnam.
Second Wife Maude Asenath Kerr; children from this marriage: Huberta Evangeline Woodruff Pearce, and Maude Ardys Wooddruff Doherty.
The following article is from an unknown Hand County, SD newspaper:
Former Resident of Rose Hill Dies at Home in St. Lawrence Following Very Brief Illness
H. W. Woodruff died at his home in St. Lawrence on Monday afternoon from pneumonia. He had not been well for a couple of weeks, but it was not until Friday that he became ill enough to go to bed. But his condition rapidly grew worse and on Sunday his children were summoned to his bedside. His sister, Mrs. Josephine Peterson, was also called and went to St. Lawrence, acompanied by her daughter Mrs. Edna Hultman.
We have been promised a complete obituary for next week, so will make but bief mention at this time. The deceased was one of the pioneer residents of Rose Hill Township, coming here with the first wave of homeseekers in the early eighties and filing on land just across the Wessington Hills in Rose Hill were the family home was maintained for over thirty years.
Mr. Woodruff was a deeply religious man, like Moses, slow of speech, and his influence for beter things was always manifest in the community. He had received a liberal education and had graduated from a theological seminary and had been ordained as a Methodist minister, holding the pastorate of two churches before coming to this country. He was one of the mainstays of the church organization which was maintained throughout the early years in that community, driving the four miles in a lumber wagon every Sabbath. He always had the respect of his neighbours and his opinions on matters of public policy were always considered. He was usually a member of either the civil or school board of his district and took an active inerest in political affairs, always on the side of the reformer.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday, a short service at St. Lawrence and then the remains were taken to Rose Hill where the funeral sermon was preached and interment made in the cemetary there."
The following obituary was from the same unknown newspaper:
H. W. Woodruff was born November 27, 1839, in Owego, N. Y., and in 1854 moved to Illinois. He was a civil war veteran and enlisted in Co. K, 139th Illinois Regiment of Infantry. Upon his discharge he entered Northwestern college at Evanston, Ill., where he obtained his B. A. and M. A. degrees. He then attended Garrett Biblical Institute where he received his B. D. degree, after three years in the Methodist church.
In July, 1875, he was married to Amy Elizabeth Vaughn. To this union eight children were born: Arthur, Daniel B. and Carleton, of Wessington; Louis M., of Onida; Ralph and Mrs. R. E. Carl, of St. Lawrence; Mrs. Estella Moon, of Wessington; Mrs. Alice Lutter, of Ashton, all of whom are living. After their marriage they remained on a farm until 1883 when they removed to what was then Dakota Territory and settled on a homestead in Rose Hill township, Hand county, where he lived for 35 years. His wife preceded him in 1906.
October 7, 1909, he was married to Maude Maynard. Two daughters were born to this union: Hubera Evangeline and Maude Ardys.
In 1918 he removed from the farm to St. Lawrence, where he resided until his death, Monday, April 24, 1922, aged 82 yeas, 4 months and 27 days.
His wife, 10 children, three step-daughters, (Lois, Louise and Ferne) 11 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John Peterson of Wessington, survive him."
Almon Woodruff (1803 - 1890)
Mary Ann Ward Woodruff (1807 - 1887)
Maude Asenath Kerr Woodruff (1875 - 1944)
Amy Elizabeth Vaughn Woodruff (1854 - 1906)*
Arthur Almon Woodruff (1876 - 1951)*
Anna Amelia Woodruff Carl (1877 - 1969)*
Daniel Bonbright Woodruff (1880 - 1976)*
Estella Louise Woodruff Moon (1884 - 1965)*
Hugh C Woodruff (1886 - 1964)*
Henrietta Alice Woodruff Lutter (1888 - 1965)*
Lewis McCabe Woodruff (1890 - 1986)*
Ralph Putnam Woodruff (1894 - 1991)*
Huberta Evangeline Woodruff Pearce (1911 - 2002)*
Maude Ardys Woodruff Doherty (1913 - 1988)*
Frederick Avery Woodruff (1829 - 1861)*
Franklin Almon Woodruff (1831 - 1885)*
Norman Harvey Woodruff (1833 - 1920)*
Minerva Jane Woodruff Hards (1835 - 1916)*
Hubert Warren Woodruff (1839 - 1922)
Truman Arthur Woodruff (1841 - 1862)*
Josephine Eleanor Woodruff Peterson (1846 - 1938)*
Charles Forrest Woodruff (1850 - 1920)*
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 1, Lot 6, Grave 3
Created by: Pat from Sacramento
Record added: May 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26574821