January 25th, 2011
Flossie Maud Woodward was born 28 June 1877 daughter of Daniel R. Woodward and Laura (Davis) Woodward. She died on 21 December 1893 at the age of sixteen. Flossie is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire. The photograph of her tombstone was taken by Kay Mahoney of Laconia, NH, in 2001.
A newspaper clipping [probably from the Franklin Journal Transcript a little after the 21st of December 1893] contains a short obituary which reads:
“Flossie, daughter of Daniel R. Woodward, died on Thursday after a long illness of typhoid fever. She was born June 28, 1877. She was a favorite among all who knew her and her loss will be deeply mourned. Mr. Woodward and his family have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their affliction. The funeral services were held at her late home, Sunday afternoon, Rev. L.W. Phillips, pastor of the Christian church, officiating and the singing was by a quartette from the Christian Endeavor society. Beautiful flowers were contributed by Flossie’s friends in the needle shop, by the members of her Sunday school class, and by the Sons of Temperance. Although it was deemed best to have the funeral private in a measure, representatives were present from three organizations.”