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Wilson Robb Woodmansee

Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Aug 1938 (aged 65)
Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
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Professor of Mathematics at Ripon College.

Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Thursday, September 1, 1938, page 2. Greentown, In., Sept. 1.

Friends in the Greentown community have received word of the death of W. R. Woodmansee, one of Eastern Howard County's sons who went out into the world and made his mark. Mr. Woodmansee died at his home in Ripon, Wis., Aug. 22, and he was buried in the Hillside Cemetery of the town of his choice.

In the current issue of the Ripon commonwealth, the weekly newspaper of the village of 4,000 inhabitants, a fine likeness of Mr. Woodmansee was published, with an article praising his activities.

Wilson Robb Woodmansee grew to manhood in Howard County. He attended the Honey Creek township schools, later graduating from the Terre Haute Normal School and Indiana University. He taught for several years at Sycamore, Ind.

He died at the age of 65 years, having retired as head of the mathematics department and registrar of Ripon College, a position he had held for 23 years, in September, 1937. He was known widely in the Midwest as an outstanding educator.

He was born Jan. 17, 1873, in Sabina, O, later removing to Howard County. After his work at Indiana University, he attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received a master's degree. He taught mathematics at the latter institution until transferring to the Ripon School in 1914.

According to the news article, Mr. Woodmansee not only was active in educational work, but also figured prominently in civic and church circles. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he served as Sunday school superintendent for several years and also held many offices in other organizations of the church. He also was a member of the city council for several terms and was a retired member of the Kiwanis International.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth R. Warming of Ripon; three brothers, Grant of Greentown; and John and Marvin, both of Marion, and five sisters, Mrs. Melissa Windsor, Mrs. Alice Brannen,, Mrs. Ruth Huntsinger, Miss Ida Woodmansee and Mrs. Sylvia Middleworth, all of whom reside in Indiana. His widow, formerly Miss Olive Hessong, preceded him in death five years ago.




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