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 Cynthia C. <I>Brooks</I> Woodworth

Cynthia C. Brooks Woodworth

Birth
Rushford, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death 8 Mar 1902 (aged 71)
Rushford, Allegany County, New York, USA
Burial Rushford, Allegany County, New York, USA
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Rushford, New York
The Spectator newspaper
Wednesday, March 12, 1902

Mrs. Cynthia C. Woodworth.

Mrs. Woodworth's sufferings are over, and the tired heart has given up the struggle and the frail body is at rest. The end came about half past eight Saturday morning, caused by stricture of the bowels, although she had been an invalid for many years, suffering from cancer of the stomach.
Mrs. Woodworth was a daughter of the late Chapman Brooks and was born in Rushford May 2, 1830, and always lived here. In 1850 she married C. W. Woodworth who died in 1891. She is survived by three sisters - Mrs. Alley and Mrs. Atkins of Nunda and Mrs. Remington of Topeka, and one brother - Homer Brooks of this place.
Mrs. Woodworth began teaching school when about fourteen years of age and later went into the postoffice as deputy under Wm. A. Stewart and also assisted her husband in the office during the 24 years he was postmaster. Some time in the sixties she established a millinery business which she continued until 1893. Thus was she actively interested in the business and public affairs of Rushford for about fifty years. She took much interest in literature and the leading topics of the day and was well read and a very entertaining conversationalist. She was kind hearted and ever willing to extend a helping hand to those in need or distress and there are many recipients of her goodness to whom memories of her will ever be dear.
She has been a christian since childhood and was one of the most prominent members of the Presbyterian church. She was superintendent of the Sabbath School many years and when the society became too small to support a pastor, she read a sermon each Sunday to continue the church here as long as possible.
She has been honorary president of the Cynthian Club, which bore her name, since its organization and was an enthusiastic member. In her spacious home the club has held most of its meetings and her extensive knowledge and research have added much to the interest and profit of the work and she will be greatly missed.
The funeral was held at her late home Tuesday forenoon, Rev. Poate officiating and the remains buried in the village cemetery.


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  • Created by: Tom C.
  • Added: 21 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71723418
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cynthia C. Brooks Woodworth (2 May 1830–8 Mar 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71723418, citing Rushford Cemetery, Rushford, Allegany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Tom C. (contributor 47524987) .