Tag Archive: Woodward

May 30

Family Scrapbook Pages

This is the fifth challenge of “Your Story. Brilliant!” offered as a class by Linda Sattgast of ScrappersGuide.com. For this challenge I used paper & elements from Ever After kit by Krystal Hartley (Copyright 2010) and Scrappers Guide. The photographs are from my family collection.

The focus theme was “Early Childhood through Grade School.” Again the pages are not just about me, but about my twin (we were tighter than two peas in a pod). As usually, as the the month neared its end, I completed the task.

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Apr 04

1940 Census – Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 7-57, Sheet 3-A; downloaded from Archives.gov 3 April 2012.

The unincorporated area called Loudon Village was enumerated on 9 April 2012 by Wm. Joyce Medlock. My parents were listed with their respective parents. Their homes where on opposite sides of Main Street directly across from one another.

Family of Alice M. Perkins (Alice furnished the information)
Lines  18–20, household no. 42; Alice owned her home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in the same house;
Household members (all born in New Hampshire): 1) Alice M. Perkins, head, age 54, widow, completed 4 years of high school; 2) Josephine E. Perkins, daughter, age 22, completed two years of college, and employed as an office attendant in a hospital; and 3) Alice M. Deprey, lodger, age 28, completed two years of college, and employed as a school teacher.
Family of Oscar H. Woodward (Sara Woodward furnished the information)
Lines 21–24, household no. 43; Oscar owned his home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in Concord, Merrimack County, NH
Household members:1) Oscar H. Woodward, head; age 60, completed four years of high school, born in NH, and employed as a trackman for a steam railroad;  2) Sara M Woodward, wife, age 58, completed two years of high school, born in Nova Scotia; 3) Oscar H Woodward Jr, son, age 25, completed four hears of high school, born in NH, in 1935 he was in the U.S. Army, and employed as a truck driver; and 4) Jean M. Collins, lodger, age 15, completed 8 years of school, and born in NH.

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Aug 20

Relocating

It appears that once my ancestors hit the Massachusetts Bay Colony in around 1650 or so, they have not ventured far. Yes a few traveled up the coast a relatively short distance to what is now York County, Maine, and a handful of others moved inland from the coast to Concord, Methuen, or Haverhill, Massachusetts and later north into New Hampshire. However, except for a couple of collaterals, they did not venture far.

It seems that I was the first to make a permanent home elsewhere when my late husband’s work transferred us to the Atlanta area. When Charlie retired he really didn’t want to back to New England—well, it really wasn’t the county side, he just didn’t want to go back to snow. My son moved even further—when traveling around the country after he graduated from the University of Massachusetts, he found Oregon and has lived there ever since.

I’ve been in Georgia over twenty-five years now and am trilled that my kid brother decided to move down from New Hampshire to share my humble mountain home. He arrived two weeks ago with his old German Shepherd, Niko, It’s easier for Niko than it is for Rich. Adjustments need to be made—life style, climate, cultural, et al. Niko already seems to be very content with his new digs.

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Jul 19

My 16 Great Great Grandparents

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Fun Challenge—Although I’m very late answering the challenge, I had fun this morning constructing what turns out to be a rather boring pie-chart.

Birthplaces of My 16 Great Great Grandparents

16. Daniel Saunders Woodward was born on 11 June 1804 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.[1] He died of Pneumonia in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 18 January 1892,[2] and he was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

On 8 July1828 Daniel Saunders married Dorcas Adams in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[4]

17. Dorcas Adams was born on 19 July 1797 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[5] She died in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 10 March 1877,[6] and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[7]

18 Lewis Davis was born on 30 January 1796 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[8] Lewis died in probably in or about Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 October 1844 and was buried in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[9]

On 28 November 1822 Lewis married Nancy Glines in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[10]

19. Nancy Glines was born on 21 July 1799 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[11] Nancy died in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 October 1887 and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[12]

20. John Waddell was born in Scotland about1824.

John Waddell married Mary Moore about 1844 in Truro, Nova Scotia.[13]

21. Mary Moore was born about 1824. Mary died about 1864.

22. William John McDougall[14] was born about 1816.[15] He died in South Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, on 2 May 1886.[16] He was shipbuilder.[17]

William John married Sara O’Brien, about 1844.[18]

23. Sara O’Brien[19] was born about 1822–1823.[20]

24. Stephen Perkins was born on 20 April 1806 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[21] Stephen died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 20 September 1897; he was 91.[22] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[23]

On 25 November 1832 when Stephen was 26, he married Betsey Lane in probably in, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[24]

25. Betsey Lane was born on 23 July1805 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[25] Betsey died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 September 1890; she was 85.[26] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[27]

26. William Jenkins was born on 8 June 1811 in Lee, Stratfford County, New Hampshire.[28] William died on 18 March 1895; he was 83.[29] Buried in Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. [30]

On 2 August 1832 when William was 21, he married Joanne B. Foss in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[31]

27. Joanne B. Foss was born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford Co., NH.[32] Joanne died on 25 November 1888.[33] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[34]

28. Hermon Brown was born on 28 December 1800 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[35] Hermon died in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 23 August 1876.[36] He was buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[37]

On 13 April 1826 when Hermon was 25, he married Sophronia Prescott.[38]

29. Sophronia Prescott was born on 11 December 1802 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[39] Sophronia died in Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 21 April 1894.[40] Buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[41]

30. Eliphalet Gale was born on 16 December 1806 in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[42] Eliphalet died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 16 April 1891at the age of 84 years and 1 month and buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[43]

On 26 June 1850 when Eliphalet was 43, he married Mary Jane Merrill in probably in, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[44]

31. Mary Jane Merrill was born on 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.[45] Mary Jane died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 28 June 1906[46] and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.


[1] One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boscawen and Webster, Merrimack Co., N.H., August 16, 1883. Also Births Recorded on the Town Records from 1733 to 1850 (Concord, N.H.: The Republican Press Association, 1884), 184; and Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[2] Death Certificate of Daniel S. Woodward, State of New Hampshire Death Returns, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street Concord, New Hampshire.

[3] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[4] Town Records of Salisbury, New Hampshire, Volume: 1799-1845: 64; Family History Library microcopy, Film: #0,016,503.

[5] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, N.H.: William E. Moore, 1890), 447. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn, The History of Salisbury

[6] Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, 447.

[7] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[8] Delayed birth certificate of Lewis Davis, dated 4 January 1906, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street, Concord, New Hampshire.

[9] Tombstone Inscription of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[10] Sanbornton [New Hampshire] Town Records,” Sanbornton Town Clerk, microfilm of transcript at the State Capitol Building in Concord, New Hampshire, FHL 15,310,716–717

[11] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[12] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[13] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991; and Joanna MacLean Currie and Jane Currie Wile, Genealogical Profile: Matthews, Waddells (Truro, Nova Scotia: privately published, n.d.), 55 (hereinafter cited as Currie & Wile, Genealogical Profile).

[14] Sara Waddell Woodward, Little Blue Nose, dictated about 1855 to her husband Oscar H. Woodward who created the typescript, copy in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, Big Canoe, Georgia (hereinafter cited as Little Blue Nose).

[15] 1871 Canadian Census, Population Schedule, Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; FHL microfilm #493,599 (hereinafter cited as 1871 Census, Maitland); and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106; FHL microfilm #1,375,810 (hereinafter cited as 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland)

[16] Estate of William McDougall, file 1475A, Registry of Probate Loose Petitions & Wills, File – 36, 1885-1886, Hants County Court of Probate, Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm #565,420; and Letter from D.R. Woodward (7 Kennington Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844) to Linda Woodward Lorusso (now Geiger) in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, 2300 Yanoo Trace, Big Canoe, Georgia.

[17] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[18] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991.

[19] Little Blue Nose

[20] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[21] William Haslet Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 1742-1927 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000), 31 (hereinafter cited as Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester); and Thomas Allen Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and His Descendants, 1583-1936 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 91 (hereinafter cited as Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells).

[22] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[23] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester,127.

[24] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 65.

[25] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91.

[26] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127; and Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells.

[27] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[28] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[29] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[30] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[31] Town Clerk of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Gilmanton, NH, Town Records; FHL microfilm #0,015,146.

[32] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[33] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[34] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[35] New Ipswich, Town Records, Vital Records, 1750-1800: 175, New Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office, visited August 1982; Charles Henry Chandler , The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 272 (hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich); and Charles Edward Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1887), 59 (hereinafter cited as Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord).

[36] Death Certificate of Hermon Brown, dated 1876, Volume 285: 430, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[37] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[38] William Prescott, M.D., The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 120 (hereinafter cited as Prescott, Prescott Memorial); and Chandler, History of New Ipswich, 275.

[39] Prescott, Prescott Memorial, 120; Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, 94; and Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (1891 photocopy, Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1986), 264.

[40] Death Certificate of Sopronia Brown, dated 31 December 1894, Volume 446: 89, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[41] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[42] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156 (hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury).

[43] Tombstone inscription for Eliphalet Gale, Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

[44] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[45] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass., 1909), 84; and James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 242.

[46] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

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May 04

Wordless Wednesday

Sarah Thorndike, Chuck Thorndike, and Linda Woodward, Meredith, N.H., 1952

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Mar 28

Military Monday: World War II, Old Man’s Draft

On the 12th of September 1918, my grandfather, Oscar H. Woodward, Sr., registered at Local Board #2 in Franklin, New Hampshire,  for the World War I Draft [WW I Draft registration Card of Oscar H. Woodward; RG 163, Selective Service System (World War I), National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, Georgia]. At the time of registration he was thirty-eight years old and resided in Franklin.

World War II Draft Registration Card of Oscar Herman Woodward

On the 25th of April 1942, he again when to his local draft board to register. This time he was enrolling in the fourth draft registration for World War II [World Wr II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New Hampshire, Record Group 147, Records of the Selective Service System 1940-; National Archives micropublication M1963, reel 19]. At this time, he was sixty-two years of age and resided in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Grand Dad was not called to military service on either of these occasions, nor did he volunteer.

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