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 Enoch Jasper Woodward

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Enoch Jasper Woodward

  • Birth 15 Jul 1848 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 23 Feb 1921 Jensen, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Jensen, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 23018511

The funeral services of Enoch Woodward who died last Wednesday, Feb 23 at 11:30 am, was held Saturday morning at the Jensen ward meeting house with Bishop Thomas J. Caldwell presiding.

ENOCH JASPER WOODWARD (1848-1921)

Enoch Jasper Woodward, son of James and Nancy McCurdy (Koyle) was born the 15 of July, 1848, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. When he was about 4 years of age, his parents emigrated to Utah and settled at Spanish Fork, Utah County.
He, with other young men in the community, was called upon from time to time to help the citizens during the attacks by Indians.

At the age of 21 he married Rachel Dimmick, and to them was born a daughter. Realizing their incompatibility, they soon decided to separate.

On May 15, 1871, he married Anna Leticia Raymond, and moved from Spanish Fork to Draper. To this union were born 12 children.
For a number of years Mr. Woodward moved about due to the nature of his work, from Draper to Fountain Green, Huntington, and finally moved to the San Louis Valley, Colorado, in 1886.
While in Colorado he spent most of his time in farming. In 1903 the family returned to Utah and settled at Jensen on the Green River. In 1908 he moved to Neola, Utah, which was his home until his death 23 February 1921.
In all his experience and moving about he had a remarkable power of holding his family together. He was a natural disciplinarian: not a single child can remember being punished by him and yet there was something in his manner that seemed to control the children even after they were grown. He used to say in answer to the question, "How is it that you have such wonderful control over your family?" "I did all of my controlling during the first two years before were old enough to remember it." It was the influence that he had with his boys that held the family together even after they were men. From the very beginning he taught members of his family that they were to work for one another. As a result of this, during the greater part of his life he had from one to five men earning salaries, all of which went into the family budget. His success in accomplishing this was no doubt due to the fact that he never asked any of his boys to do a thing which he himself was not willing to do.
His roving and pioneer nature prevented him from accumulating very much in the way of wealth. Many times the family, on account of the great number at work, were in fairly comfortable conditions, but a new move into a new country generally depleted the resources, making it necessary to start once more at the bottom.
Mr. Woodward, while professing membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was never what some people would call a religious man. He took little part in religious organizations and paid very little attention to ceremony. He was, however, deeply religious, sincere, and honest. He had an unwavering faith in God and believed in square dealing between man and man. He was persistent in teaching his boys honesty, justice, uprightness and the cardinal virtues of Christian ethics; but left it entirely to them as to how they would work these principles out in the various institutions of men.

He always regretted the fact that he did not have an education and did what he could to encourage his children to go to school, but did not seem to see the necessity of insisting on their attendance at school. With all his faults and shortcomings, incident to the pioneer life that he lead, he succeeded in raising a family free from his own outstanding faults.

Nineteen years ago he came to the Ashley Valley and has lived here and on the Reservation sections ever since. He is survived by his wife, Anna Raymond Woodward, seven sons and three daughters. All but two of whom were at the funeral: they being unable to come because living so far away. Don and Wiley live in Provo Utah. James, John, Charles, Morris, Ella Wilkerson live in Neola, Utah section. Hugh is in Washington, DC. and Mrs. Mary L. Higginson in Manti, Utah. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having been married under the everlasting covenant. Interment was in the Jensen cemetery, Caldwell



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  • Maintained by: karma woodward
  • Originally Created by: Bob Rohwedder
  • Added: 21 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23018511
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Jasper Woodward (15 Jul 1848–23 Feb 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23018511, citing Jensen Cemetery, Jensen, Uintah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by karma woodward (contributor 47343487) .