LT Stanley Woods

LT Stanley Woods

Birth
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Feb 1907 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 161423058 · View Source
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The remains of Lieutenant Stanley Woods, who died on board ship in the Indian ocean February 22 arrived here this afternoon at 1:35 over the Rock Island. The train was met by the following members of Company A, Illinois National Guard: Sergeant Shiffer, Corporal McMannus and Privates Reynolds, Shinstrom, Laflin, Irving Simpson, Angel, and Kennedy and also by Lieutenant F. L. Tubbs and Seamen George Wood, Otto Herkert, William Franks, August Lundberg, J. Ohlweiler, Frank Morgart, Bert Causby, and Walter Fitzsimmons, of the local division of the naval militia. The latter eight seamen acted as pall bearers. The squad of privates from Company A fired four volleys over the grave at Chippiannock cemetery as a parting salute. Short services were held at the grave.

Lieutenant Woods died on board the training ship Baltimore while the ship was cruising in the Indian Ocean, death following a short illness with pneumonia. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Woods, and was born in this city, November 14, 1877, removing from here a few years ago to Ottawa, Ill. He was well known in this city having attended the schools here for some time. He was a graduate of the Annapolis Naval academy in 1900 and soon after his graduation, received an assignment and served in the navy for about seven years. At the time of his death he was returning to the United States, after a long cruise in eastern waters, and expected to reach his home the latter part of April. Lieutenent Woods' first assignment on waster was on a gunboat cruising off the coast of the Philippine islands and three years was spent in the water surrounding those islands. When death claimed the young officer, the remains were started on the homeward trip, the cruise taking about two months.

(The Rock Island Argus - Apr. 30, 1907)


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  • Created by: E. M.
  • Added: 20 Apr 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 161423058
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LT Stanley Woods (14 Nov 1877–22 Feb 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 161423058, citing Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by E. M. (contributor 47118572) .