Obit: Woodford, George, Sr. (1866 - 1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt
Email: crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Woodford, Pierstorff, Phillips, Lightfoot, Creviston, Schara, Walkers, Johnson, Shranek, Redmond, Junghans, Olens, Stahl, Hobbs, Coats, Bain

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 13 July 1940

Woodford, George, Sr. (4 April 1866 - 9 July 1940)

Geo. Woodford, Sr., died suddenly at his farm home two miles north of the village, about 8:30 o’clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to a heart affliction from which he had suffered for several years past.

Two of Mr. Woodford’s sons had handled the farm work, and at times he had assisted in the lighter duties. He was feeling better and had helped some in the hayfield Tuesday afternoon and also assisted with the evening chores. Death came without warning as he was sitting in a rocking chair in his home.

Funeral services will be held at the town hall at 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon.

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----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 20 July 1940

The funeral services for George Woodford, who died suddenly at his farm home two miles north of the village, Tuesday evening, July 9th, were held at the town hall last Friday afternoon and were attended by a large congregation of relatives and friends. The Rev. C. H. Pierstorff preached the burial sermon, and interment was in Mentor Cemetery.

George Woodford was born in Reedsburg, Wis., April 4, 1866. From there he moved with his parents to a farm near Osseo, where he grew to manhood. On July 3, 1897, he was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Phillips of Osseo. They made their home on a farm two miles north of Humbird since their marriage.

To this union nine children were born, the oldest daughter, Elsie, preceding him in death at the age of four years. Surviving are his wife; four daughters: Gladys (Mrs. Jacob Lightfoot), Hazel (Mrs. Orville Creviston), Eau Claire; Della (Mrs. Emil Schara), Wis. Rapids; and Rilla (Mrs. Melvin Walker), on a farm near Alma Center; and four sons: Raymond, in Humbird, Roy on a farm near his father’s place, and George and Chester at home.

There are also surviving him twenty-three grandchildren, and one brother, Sidney, of Eau Claire, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Woodford attained the age of 74 years, 5 months and 3 days.

Relatives and friends coming from away to attend the funeral were: Henry Johnson and wife, Herbert Phillips and wife, Jas. Redmond, Neillsville; Clarence Phillips and family, Merrillan, Wis.; Junghans, Jr. wife, and daughter, Stratford; Mrs. Wm. Junghans, Sr., and daughter, Winona; Robt. Woodford and wife, Mrs. Henry Woodford, B. R. Falls; Mrs. Charles Olens, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Stahl, Miss Emily Stahl, Altoona; Lewis Hobbs and wife, Mrs. Eugene Coats, Fairchild; Elbirt Schara, wife and daughter, Augusta; Sidney Woodford and wife, Mrs. Edna Woodford, Victor Woodford and wife, Blois Bain and wife, Samuel Woodford and wife, Mrs. Cora Woodford, Chas. Phillips and wife, Virgil Phillips and wife, John Phillips and wife, Al. Raymond and wife, Robt. Engelsby and wife, Val. Monthe and wife, Mrs. Or. Brownell, Leo Phillips, David Phillips *** Rest cut off.

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Re: Obit: Woodford, George, Sr. (1866 - 1940)
Contact: jeff woodford
Email:  michellewoody@live.com
 

George was my grandfather my dad was Chet wish i could of met my grandfather would like to meet my family.

 

 


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