|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1853|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1924|
Bio consists of newspaper clippings -
***First Newspaper Clipping on his life:
W. W. WOODSON, A
DIED LAST NIGHT
Was Son of Daniel Woodson, First
Territorial Secretary of State
RESIDENTS OF CITY 20 YEARS
A Virginian by Birth, and Ardent
Democrat and Until Day of
Death Kept Keen Inter-
est in Party Politics.
Warren W. Woodson, Sr,. father of W. W. Woodson, Jr., a deputy sheriff, died at the family residence, 735 Spruce street at 11:15 o'clock last night.
Mr. Woodson has been ill five months and for the greater part of the time during the last three months had been confined to his bed. He had been growing weaker for several days and the end last night was not unexpected.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Franklyn R. Berry of the First Baptist church, will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery, J.A. Bush funeral director, officiating.
***Second Newspaper Clipping on his life:
Son of Illustrous Pioneer.
Warren W. Woodson, Sr., was born at Richmond, VA., December 23, 1853, the son of Daniel E. and American Woodson. The family traced back through three hundred years of Virginia history. Daniel Woodson took an exceptional interest in politics and in time became editor of the Lynchburg Herals, one of the influential Democratic papers of the Old Dominion. His editorials attracted attention and were largely responsible for his appointment as territorial secretary of Kansas. In 1854 he arrived in Leavenworth to take up his duties. The family followed two years later, joining Mr. Woodson at Lecompton, then the territorial seat of government, Daniel Woodson during his term as secretary was five times acting governor of the state. His administration of affairs was very successful, having much to do with smoothing affairs in Kansas in those troublesome days.
Upon his retirement from the office of Secretary Mr. Woodson was appointed receiver of the Kickapoo land office, holding this place twelve years.
Long Resident of Kickapoo.
It was at Kickapoo that Warren (MISSING DATA)
ůsection of the country on the history of Kansas.
Reared Large Family.
Mr. Woodson was married Nov. 27, 1877, to Miss Thomasina Cook, daughter of a Kickapoo pioneer. They took up their home on the farm and there nine children were born to them. Seven survive, as follows: Mrs. Muffet Channel, wife of Dr. Channel, Leavenworth; Mrs. Maud Fuhrman, Kansas City; W. W. Woodson, Jr., Leavenworth; Miss Virginia Woodson, home address; Mosby D. Woodson, home address; Mrs. Nell Curry, Fort Worth, Tex.; Six granddaughters and one grandson, W. W. Woodson, III, his greatest favorite.
He also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Betty Foster, Kansas City.
Mr. Woodson was a member of the Baptist church of Kickapoo and for forty years was a deacon in the church. He also was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security.
Mr. Woodson was an upright, Christian gentleman who did his part in making Kansas a great state. A wide circle of friends mourn his passing.
Daniel Woodson (1824 - 1894)
America Fuqua Christian Woodson (1824 - 1912)
Thomasine C. Cook Woodson (1858 - 1926)*
Muffett Woodson Channell (1879 - 1957)*
Maude W Woodson Fuhrman (1881 - 1965)*
William Warren Woodson (1883 - 1940)*
Mosby Daniel Woodson (1892 - 1961)*
Elizabeth Woodson Foster (1849 - ____)*
Warren William Woodson (1853 - 1924)
Muffett Woodson (1859 - 1876)*
Mount Muncie Cemetery
Plot: Section 22/Lot 80/Grave 13
Created by: Dave The Origami Folder
Record added: Jul 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15001054