William Albert Woldert, Sr

William Albert Woldert, Sr

Death 26 Feb 1937 (aged 81)
Burial Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 42903365 · View Source
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Pioneer Citizen, Builder Dies at Age 81 After Active and Interesting Life

Will A. Woldert, 81, who made the first map of the city ot Tyler and Smith county, died Friday afternoon in the house at Woldert
and Vine streets, where he had lived for 70 years. He was a civil engineer, architect; traveler and historian of this section.
Funera! services will be held at 2 p, m. Sunday at the residence where he resided with his daughter, Mrs. Robert Spence.
Rev. DuBose Murphy, rector of Christ Episcopal church of whlch Mr. Woldert was a charter member, will officiate, and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, the plot of which Mr. Woldert himself laid out in the early days of Tyler.

Besides Mrs. Spence, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Morton P Briggs of San Diego, Calif., a son Will A. Woldert, Jr. of El Paso; a sister, Mrs. P. L. Downs of Temple;; three brothers, Alex Woldert and Dr. Albert Woldert of Tyler, Judge T. O. Woldert of Houston. Nine Grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive.

Mr. Woldert was born in San Antonio, Texas, May 1, 1855. He moved to Tyler when a boy of five years and had lived here since. He was of pioneer stock, his father, John George Woldert and mother, Alma Edlina Richter, having come to Texas on their bridal tour from
Adolf Saxony, Germany in the days of the Texas republic. They moved from San Augustine to Tyler in ox carts. Here they reared a family
of eight of whom Will A. Woldert was the oldest.

He married Miss Loulie Dent Pace, who died in 1898.

As a young man he was an architect and built many of the buildings around the public square. Some of the old colonial homes which
he designed still stand in Tyler.

For years he was in the abstract and real estate business here and built up perhaps the most authentic and complete abstract of
Smith County.

Later he became associated with the Alex Woldert company and traveled over the United States, Canada and Mexico in the interest of that firm. Travel at that time in Mexico was unsafe and he was often under the protection of Mexican officials.

For years he had collected historical data about Tyler and Smith County, and had almost ready for publication a history of this
Vicinity which many Tylerites believe to be the most complete record compiled up the present time. Much of this data has been
Published in newspapers in Tyler and Dallas. He also contributed articles to leading newspapers and periodicals elsewhere
over the country.

Published in the Tyler Courier-Times Telegraph, Sunday, February 28, 1937.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Albert Woldert, Sr (1 May 1855–26 Feb 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42903365, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Danny Ray (contributor 46946686) .