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COUNCIL GROVE REPUBLICAN, 10 September 1915
Obituary of JAMES WOODFORD
Mr. James Woodford was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania on November 2 1833. Died at Council Grove, Kansas, August 31, 1915, aged 82 years, 10 months and 29 days. He was the son of William James Woodford and Sarah Medera Woodford. The deceased had two sisters both of whom have passed on before him.

He united with the Presbyterian church in 1847, since which time he has lived a consistent Christian life.
He was married to Mary Amanda Hutchinson in Jackson county, Ohio on August 3, 1855. To this union were born nine children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, six of whom survive their father. They are: John Henry, David Elmer, and Wesley Elsworth, Mrs. Emma Jane Stebbins, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Barrett and Mrs. Letitia Patno.

Mr. Woodford moved from Union Furnace, Ohio, to Kansas in 1874. He lived on his farm until 1902, when he moved to this city where he resided at the time of his death. He lived a quiet unassuming life.
He was strictly upright and conscientious in all his dealings and leaves an honored name behind him.

In his going his family has lost a kind and loving husband and father, the church a consistent and liberal supporter and the community a valuable citizen.

The funeral was held in the First Presbyterian church on September 3rd at 3:00 o'clock p.m. His pastor, Rev. G. H. Cotton, preached from Psa: XXXVII:23.

A quartette consisting of Mrs. Elwood Sharp, Mrs. Keith, Mr. A. R. Zimmerman and L. H. Brigham sang "Sweet Bye and Bye." "O Happy Day," and "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Mrs. Sharp sang a solo "Lead Kindly Light."  The body was interred in the Council Grove cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Maria Collins


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