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November 11th, 2010

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Woodward Family Reunion

Don’t you just hate it when you find newspaper clippings that contain no documentation, e.g., no date and the paper is not named. My family is notorious for clipping and snipping, but not telling. Clues for approximate dates (at least a year or range of years) sometimes can be found. The accompanying clipping describes a Woodward family reunion in Milford, N.H. I know the reunion took place after 24 May 1952 when my younger sister was born because although her name is miss-spelled (Gail not Gale) and the hosts were Robert and Kathy Smith. Kathy had been in the foster care of my grandmother and grandfather and was always very much a part of the family. I expect the reunion occurred about 1953.

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.

Marriage of Oscar & Sara

November 6th, 2010

Oscar H. Woodward Sr., my grandfather, was the youngest of eight children born to Daniel Russell and Laura (Davis) Woodward. In 1906 when the family was residing in Franklin, New Hampshire, Oscar’s sister Grace worked at the orphanage there. One of her associates was Sara Waddell from Maitland, Nova Scotia. The evening that Grace invited Sara to dine with the family was the beginning of a grand love affair. Oscar became smitten with Sara almost immediately. Sara moved to Belmont, Massachusetts to be closer to her sisters. The couple were married in Watertown, Massachusetts, on 28 September 1907 by Rev. Charles Day of Watertown.

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.

Obit of Mrs. Mary Woodward

October 24th, 2010

The Gainesville News, Gainesville, Georgia, 16 December 1903, p. 1, c. 1

Good Woman Gone
Mrs. Mary Woodward, aged 84 years, died at the residence of her daughter on Athens Street last Thursday morning after an illness of several months.  She leaves four children, Miss Lizzie Woodward and Mrs. W. K. Merck of this city, Capt. J. W. Woodward of Dahlonega, and Mr. Charles B. Woodward of Knoxville, Tennessee.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the residence, the body being interred at Alta Vista.

Mrs. Woodward had lived a long and useful Christian life and was a perfect type of noble Christian womanhood.  Numerous friends will deeply mourn the death of this good woman.

Submitted by Patricia K. Jones

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.

Charley visits his mother & sister

October 24th, 2010

The Gainesville News, Gainesville, Georgia, 18 November 1903, p. 1, c. 3

Locally Speaking
Mr. Charley Woodward, after spending several days in the city with his mother and sister, left for his home in Knoxville, Tennessee Monday.

Submitted by Patricia K. Jones

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.

A New Beginning

October 24th, 2010

This blog will address research involving Woodward/Woodard families throughout the United States. The blog will supplement my website Woodwards WeSearch (http://woodwardswesearch.com/)

Although I’ve dabbled a bit with blogging, I was motivated by Dear Myrtle during her recent Webinar sponsored by Legacy. Hopefully I’m ready to make the commitment necessary to have a successful blog.

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.

Grandmother Woodward

October 24th, 2010

Sara (Waddell) Woodward

Grandmother Woodward

It is difficult to imagine the emotions of my grandmother, Sara (Waddell) Woodward, as she ventured from the home of her family in Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, to travel to Boston in search of employment. There were eleven siblings including six sisters. Grace, Maude, and Bessie, also traveled to Boston to work, but at this point I don’t know if the four girls traveled together or sought different passage.

I’m looking forward to my next trip to Salt Lake City when I’ll be able to spend some time working on my family puzzles. Grandmother Woodward, you’ll be on the top of my list.

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved. Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com.