George Woodward

George Woodward

Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Death 17 Dec 1903 (aged 86)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot A_D_76_1
Memorial ID 117796 · View Source
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He is son of George (1775-1848) and Jemima (Shinn) Woodward (1780-1850)


Utah Cemetery Inventory
about George Woodward
Name: George Woodward
Birth Place: Mormouth Co., New Jersey
Death Date: 17 Dec 1903
Death Place: St. George, Utah
Cemetery: St. George City Cemetery
Source: Sexton / Grant
Grave Location: A_D_76_1

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about George Woodward
Name: George Woodward
Age at enlistment: 44
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Syracuse, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, New York 10th Cavalry Regiment on 27 Sep 1861.
Mustered out on 21 Apr 1862 at Harve De Grace, MD.

Birth Date: abt 1817
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Source Information:

Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA
Dixie Philanthropist for The Woodward School located at 15 South 100 West St. George, Utah

When the first settlers arrived in St. George late in 1861, school was held in a wagon box, a tent, a willow shack, or whatever shelter could be improvised. By 1864, the first of four ward houses was completed. It was not until nearly the end of the 1800s that work on a large, substantial school began. Woodward School, located one block south and one block west of here, was completed in 1901.

The school was built on a black volcanic rock foundation, and its walls are of red sandstone from the same quarry that furnished the stone for the Tabernacle. The building, housing twelve classrooms and a basement, cost $35,000 to build. It was paid for principally out of tax revenues, yet as was the case with so many of the early Dixie Projects, it also benefited from the substantial contributions of local citizens. The name Woodward School was given to the building in honor of George Woodward, one of the trustees who had devoted his time and means to make the dream of better education facilities a reality in St. George. It is said that he gave $3,600 of his own money towards its construction- a truly large sum of money for that day.

Since the school opened its doors to students in September of 1901, it has served generation after generation of young learners. Today it remains an imposing, handsome and useable structure - another example of the early settlers' ability to build for the future.

--Sons of Utah Pioneers Marker erected 1994

(Find A Grave contributor Regina Hall Ivie provided above info on Woodward school.

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  • Maintained by: Max Turpin
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117796
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Woodward (9 Sep 1817–17 Dec 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117796, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .