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 Ruth Edna <I>Woolsey</I> Woolsey

Ruth Edna Woolsey Woolsey

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Death 26 Aug 1966 (aged 90)
Burial New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot B-218/224
Memorial ID 101524496 · View Source
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MRS. CLARENCE WOOLSEY
Mrs. Ruth Edna Woolsey 90, a descendant of one of the early Huguenot families of New Paltz, died Friday at the New Paltz Nursing Home.
For the past several years she has made her home at the home of Mrs. Edna Branigan at 21 Grove Street in New Paltz. Mrs. Woolsley was the daughter of the late Lewis Hawkins and Hannah LeFevre Woolsey and was born Nov. 10, 1875 on their farm near the Wallkill-Plattekill Rivers.
She attended schools in New Paltz and graduated in 1897 from the New Paltz Normal School where she was a member of the Clionian Sorority. She later taught in Middletown and Rockaway, Jamaica, Long Island.
On Aug. 14, 1901, she married Clarence Hood Woolsey who received his Ph.D. degree from Washington University in 1897. He was principal of the New Paltz High School. Always active in local and civic affairs, he had been the mayor of New Paltz, trustee of the Elting Memorial Library Association, trustee of the New Paltz Savings Bank, the Ulster County branch of the Holland Society and was a member of the New Paltz Reformed Church. He died May 26, 1945.
Mrs. Woolsey had a long and active association with the New Paltz Reformed Church. She was baptized there in April of 1877 and many years later served as president of the Church Ladies Aid Society. She was also a member of the Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution.
Surviving are her son, Lewis Woolsey, Evanston, Ill., a granddaughter, Sarah Woosey Holschmeider, Hamburg, Germany; two great grandchildren, Silvia and Daniel Holschmeider and a half-brother, Leon Woolsey of Phoenix, Ariz. Two sisters, Grace Woolsey and Lulu Waldron died some years ago.
New Paltz Independent & Times August 31, 1966


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  • Created by: Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101524496
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Edna Woolsey Woolsey (10 Nov 1875–26 Aug 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101524496, citing New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection (contributor 47966167) .