From the Rutland Daily Herald, April 1, 1927:
The funeral of Adrian T. Woodward, 79, who died at his home on Jackson avenue late Wednesday night, will be held at the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.
Mr. Woodward was born in Castleton, April 6, 1847, a son of Carlos and Charlotte Barney Woodward. He enlisted at Fair Haven in Company I., 17th Vermont Infantry, and served with that organization through the Civil war, being mustered out June 6, 1865. He was an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic and served as commander of Roberts post and of the state department.
Under the old village government of Rutland he was successively tax collector and chief of police. Mr. Woodward was a grandson of Dr. Adrian Theodore Woodward who founded the Vermont school of surgery at Castleton, a nephew of the late Dr. Adrian T. Woodward of Brandon and a cousin of Admiral John Phillip. Mr. Woodward's brother was a captain in the United States navy.
Mr. Woodward is survived by his wife, Ada Elizabeth Ryan Woodward, a daughter of P.S. Ryan, whom he married in 1869, and two sons, Col. John E. Woodward, adjutant general, first corps area, Boston, and Adrian T. Woodward, jr., of Arverne, L.I. Adjt. Gen. Woodward was a general officer commanding the 24th infantry brigade during the World war.
Mr. Woodward was the father of Charles A. Woodward and Olive Woodward Duffield who were well known in Rutland and died several years ago.
Co. I., 17th Vt. Inf.
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