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Henry J. and Louise C. Woodbury

Adoniram Judson Woodbury said he was born in Acworth, Sulivan County, New Hampshire on December 23, 1833.

In 1860 Manchester, New Hampshire, Henry Woodbury is a shoemaker 51, Adonirain J. 25 a machinist, Harriet F 26 at home, Henry J. 2, Sally D. 24 a warper, and an Ann K. Farrington 36 a dressmaker.
Hannah Davidson was his wife, and they had Adonium Judson Woodbury on Dec 23, 1833.
Adoniram in Springfield Massachusetts on June 25, 1857, had married Harriet Elkins Farrington 1833-1862, dying in Manchester, Ontario County, New York per one tree.

After Harriet died, one tree said he married Ina Verginia Harbour born October 31, 1860 in Oskaloosa Iowa, having Addie Jessamine Woodbury in Denver in 1883.

In 1888 Los Angeles an I.O.O.F. ceremony included "Maid of Honor was tho beautiful, little daughter of Col. A. J. Woodbury of Denver, Colorado. The interest in the impressive ceremony culminated in the pinning of the jewell upon the breast of the kneeling Knight by little Addie Woodbury"

In 1900 Los Angeles, Adoniram born Dec 1832, is married 21 years to Ina Oct 1851 Iowa, with Addie July 1882 Colorado. Ina's brother Benjamin Barbour is 36, a mason.

"Adriam" J. is in Los Angeles in 1910, 76, with Ida V. 53 born in Iowa. They've been married 31 years. Her brother Benj A. Harbour 46 married twice - this one of five years, with Jenette 40 born in Pennsylvania, her first marriage.

Ina's father Richard Harbour 1821-1888 is buried in Oskaloosa # 137973047.
"In 1860 he went with the large colony from this county to Colorado, where he engaged in the mines until 1862. Meantime he was chosen to the territorial legislature and served one term. Then he entered the Union army as Captain of Company A, Third Colorado Infantry, and marched with his command from Breckenridge, Colorado, to Fort Leavenworth, a distance of one thousand miles as the march was made. He served in Missouri and Arkansas, and the command being consolidated with the Second Colorado Cavalry, he resigned and came home here. Later he again went to Colorado, but remained there only three years, when he anchored permanently at his old home here near xxx (unreadable, but may be Beacon). In 1847 he married Mary C. Roop, the daughter of the late Ben Roop, and who survives him. Eight children resulted from this union, seven of whom are now living, as follows: Benton S., of Oskaloosa; Mrs. A.J. Woodbury, of Denver; Henry F., of Beacon, now in Denver; Mrs. A. Whittemore, of Perry; Jefferson L., connected with the Youth's Companion, of Boston; Mrs. E.A. Sciple, of Des Moines, and Benjamin A., of Denver."

"The sons of the family are: Benton S., a resident of Oskaloosa; J. L., of Boston, Massachusetts, lecturer and author, who was for seventeen years associate editor of the Youth's Compan- ion, the leading juvenile journal of the coun- try; Benjamin A., who is a mason and con- tractor living in Los Angeles, California, and who was prominent in labor circles in Colorado and the west. He was elected to the Utah leg- lislature but resigned and volunteered for serv- ice in the Philippines. He was wounded in the first engagement with the insurgents and was for four months in the army hospital in the Philippines and for four months in the military hospital at San Francisco. The daughters of the family are: Mrs. Iona Virginia Woodbury, the wife of A. J. Woodbury, of Denver, Colo- rado; Mary Frances, the wife of A. A. Whitte- more, of Ogden, Utah; Nellie, the wife of A. E. Sciple, a newspaper man of Council Bluffs connected with the Iowa Register."

February 6, 1930 Ogden Utah - Ina's sister died.
were held for Mrs. Mary Frances Harbour Whittemore, aged 72, wife of Amos Whittemore, retired D.& R. G. W. conductor, who died at the family home; 2449 Fowler avenue, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock-after a long illness, the last two weeks of which she was confined to her bed. She was born on June 14, 1857, in Beacon Iowa, a daughter of the Hon. R R and Mary Roup Barbour. She lived in Denver from 1888 until 1892 and then in Salt Lake until 1900, when the family moved to Ogden. Mrs Whittemore was a member of Queen Esther chapter No. 4, Order of Eastern Star, and had been past, matron of the chapter. She served at one time as grand lecturer for the O E S. Surviving are the husband and three sons: C. B. Whittemore and B. L. Whittemore of Ogden and H. A. Whittemore of Tampa Fla.; two brothers, B. A. Barbour of Los Angeles, and J. L. Barbour of Fall River, Mass., and one sister Mrs. Ina V. Woodbury of Los Angeles. Twelve grand-children and one great-grandchild also survive. '.-Services will-be;.held'ph Friday af T - ternoon 'at 2 o'clock in-the Masonic tempJe under the direction.of. Queen ·Esther chapter,.O. E.'.S., with Mrs. L ' I/ Shanks, worthy matron, · in 'charge. The-Rev.'John E. Carver will deliver, the address.'.' Friends may call-at the.Kirkendall-Darling mortuary this' evening and Friday until-11:30 o'clock;, then at the'-, Masonic", temple. from'-'-.12- o'clock-'until hour/of, services.'- Interment will be made in the Mountain View cemetery.

The I.O.O.F. Journal noted that Adoniram J. Woodbury , past Grand epresentative, had died in February 1913, aged 80 years.

September 30, 1905 Los Angeles "Ora V. Sprague, 26, native of Michigan and resident of Los Angeles, and Addle J. Woodburn, 23, native of Colorado and resident of Los Angeles."

In 1909 Los Angeles a parade of I.O.O.F carriages caied "A. J. Woodbury, 75 years old and in the I. O. O. F. fortyseven years, a retired major of the United States army and a member of Acme camp No. 303/ Los Angeles; "

Addie is in Los Angeles in 1910, too, 26, married four years to Ora V. Sprague 31, Michigan.

In 1930 Los Angeles, Orange V. Sprague is 51, a draftsman, Addie J. 47Colorado, and he mother Ina V. WOodbury 80 is with them.

Addie died January 15, 1942 in Los Angeles County.
Ora V. Sprague died April 14, 1939, 7th California Infantry, headstone to be shipped to Soldiers' Home, California. He's buried in Los Angeles National # 3754980.

One uncle, Eri, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in 1864 Virginia. He is buried in Chesire, New Haven County, Connecticut # 7834635.

In 1880 Denver, Henry Woodbury, 72, is a retired shoe dealer, living with daughter Sally D. Scott and her husband Frances M. both 44. Francis is a house carpenter born in Pennsylvania.

(Francis M. Scott 1836-1903 - in Pennsylvania in 1900 widowed with sister Martha Keylon - is buried in Los Angeles # 70403402, with Sallie D. 1835-1899 # 70403535)

Henry 1808-1881 is buried in Denver # 27007646.

Henry J. Woodbury married Louise C. Ewert on March 30, 1882, recorded in Denver.
He must have been working with his uncle Roger W. Woodbury.

Roger W. Woodbury cash-claimed 160 acres in section 17, 4S 68 W - Denver County - in 1870. In 1867 Samuel S. Woodbury had claimed a quarter by script in 1867.

Samuel Stillman Woodbury, another uncle of Henry, is buried in Parker, Colorado 1839-1907.
January 3, 1908 Fairplay Flume "Judge Samuel Woodbury, of Breckenridge, dropped dead on Earncomb Hill, Monday, while endeavoring to make his way through heavy snow to a mining claim. The judge was 69 years old, one of earliest pioneers of Summit County, a charter member of the first Masonic lodge there, the first county judge of the county, a man of temperate habits, a high-class and public-spirited citizen and a good man in every respect —one that leaves the world better for having lived.
Mr. Woodbury is a brother-in-law of Mrs. W. L. Davis, who lives on the John Roger's ranch. He leaves a widow and eight children, who reside near Denver.
Judge Woodbury attended the Masonic celebration here last summer and made a marked impression on the lodge members.
His is a well spent life, drawn to a fitting close. He died in the harness, among the mountains he loved so well."
Breckenridge "Samuel S. Woodbury died of heart failure on Farncomb Hill, near Breckenridge, on Monday afternoon. In company with W. H. Brehmer, Joe Stealey and Halan Wilson, he had started out from town with the intention of going to the summit of Farncomb hill, where all were engaged in mining.
On that hill, Monday, the wind had piled up the snow as to make travel over the road difficult. Near the top they concluded to send their team back to town and go on foot the balance of the way - about a mile. Woodbury and Wilson went abead. Soon the former complained of feeling tired and weak. He went into what is known as the old McKinney tunnel to rest. Later on he proceeded to wallow through the snow. In less than 300 yards he fell from heart failure, into the arms of young Wilson.
His remains were brought to town that evening, and his wife and family of eight children, residing at Parkers, thirty-five miles south of Denver, informed of the sudden death. The body was cared for at the Brehmer residence, where he had made his home. Tuesday one of the deceased's sons arrived in town, and on Wednesday the remains were shipped to Denver, and thence to Parkers, for final interment.
Woodbury was born in New Hampshire 89 years ago. He came to Summit County with the gold excitement in 1859. He was with the rush in Georgia gulch when thousands of miners settled there, built a city ( Parkville ), organized the county and located the county seat. He was made the first county judge. When the excitement was over and rich diggings in that gulch had become scarcer, the county seat was returned to Breckenridge, and Mr. Woodbury established a home at Parkers, in Douglas county, where he remained till about 1898, when he returned and resumed mining in Summit county. Mr. Woodbury lived and died a Mason, having been a member of the second lodge organized in Colorado ( Parkville No. 2 ). He died a member of No. 7, Denver. Breckenridge lodge No. 47 escorted the remains to the railway station on Wednesday. Thence to his former home the remains of this well known pioneer were accompanied by his son and Mr. Brehmer. He leaves a wife, three sons and five daughters."

In 1882 Roger sold the paper to his son Frank W. Woodbury and two partners, and Frank ran it as sole proprietor until May 28, 1888.

What is now the Denver Public Library grew out of the organization in 1884 of what was known as the Chamber of Commerce Library. Roger W. Woodbury, banker and financier, who was president of the Chamber, was the prime mover in the enterprise. At a meeting of the directors held at his office in the old Times building, on July 17th, 1884, on motion of Mr. Edward B. Light, it was voted "that a room be set apart in the Chamber of Commerce building for a library to be known as The Mercantile Library of the City of Denver, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce."
It was first opened to the public Nov. 1, 1886, under the name of the Mercantile Library, occupying quarters first in the old Times building on Lawrence street near Sixteenth, and later in the attic of the building at Fourteenth and Lawrence streets, once the home of the Chamber of Commerce.

Roger 1841-1903 is buried in Denver Riverside # 34313622

" He coined the phrase "Centennial State" in the Denver Daily Times February 27 1875. He was appointed Brigadier General of the Colorado National Guard. He was once Grand Mason Of Colorado, Knights Templar, Union Lodge No. 7, Denver Charter No. 1., Mackey Chapter of Rose Croix, Scottish Rite, Grand rep Mason for Florida, Louisiana, NH. He lived to be 62 years of age. Helped establish the first library and first high school in Denver. "

"Woodbury was the father of Frank Stillman Woodbury (1860-1935), noted Denver philanthropist, banker, journalist, and civic leader. Frank Woodbury eventually owned his father's newspaper, the Denver Evening Times, as well as founded the Rocky Mountain Savings Bank. He also founded the Denver Athletic Club and became known throughout the country for his expertise in world affairs and business."

In 1860 Manchester, New Hampshire, Henry Woodbury is a shoemaker 51, Adonirain J. 25 a machinist, Harriet F 26 at home, Henry J. 2, Sally D. 24 a warper, and an Ann K. Farrington 36 a dressmaker.

In 1880 Denver, A. J. "Wordbury" is 45, married but no spouse, a printer, with H. J. 22, widowed, also a pinter.
Henry J. Woodbury married Louise C. Ewert on March 30, 1882, recorded in Denver.

In 1900 Otero County, Colorado, Henry J. Woodbury is a farm laborer born April 1858 in New Hampshire, married 18 years to Louise Nov 1858 Illinois. Frank January 1884, Hattie L. May 1886, Laura E. June 1889, and Thedore H. October 1891 were born in Colorado.

In 1910 Manzanola, Otero County, Henry J. is a printer and editor, 52, Louise 51, has had five kids, four living. Frank 27 is a farm laborer, Laura E. 20 at home, Theodore H. 18 is an office apprentice for the railroad, and Irving A. 8 is at home.

1913 Yuma "Mrs. H.J. Woodbury and young son joined her husband here on Tuesday. The family are making theiir home in Mrs. Cross' house."

1915 Yuma "H. J. Woodbury and M. M. Brown purchased the restaurant located in the Schramm building, opposite the post office, of R. A. McDaniel, and took possession Monday Monday morning. The business will be under the management of Mr. Brown, who has had many years experience both in Colorado and Illinois."

The Wray Rattler of 1919 "We feel sorry for Dad Woodbury, editor of the Yuma Pioneer. He is not content to publish one of thejnewsicst papers in the state, but spends about fourteen days ench week setting up ads. If a town's prosperity is reflected through advertising in a newspaper, Dad Woodbury's got one of the finest reflectors in the state. We don t know how he does it, but he does. Not since Mr. Woodbury took hold of the Pioneer have we read a dull issue; not once have wc seen its pages filled with plate matter. Advertising makes a newspaper and a newspaper makes a town, so there you are. 0l' feller, God bless you; keep the good work going."

In 1920 Yuma, Henry and Louise have only Theodore H. 28 and Irving 18.


Henry and Louise ae alone in 1930 Yuma, living on West Second Avenue 216. Theodore 37 and Lois E. 27 live next doo at 220.
At the same addess as Henry are Catherine Cavanaugh 38 and her son Joseph 16, Jeanette Perry 24, Marion Higgins 53, Jesse Douglas 36 and her son Frederick 14 and daughter Lois M. 12, John J. Wash 20 lodger, Norman A. Heintze 24 lodger Paul Douglas 24 a lodger, WWalter Scott 35 a lodger, Elda J. Townsend 34 a lodger. Two other buildings at thtat address have another dozen people in three families.

July 15, 1954

Henry J. Woodbury 1858-1936 is buried in Yuma # 74418999, with Louise C. 1858-1945 # 74419017.
March 19, 1936

February 22, 1945

In 1940 Yuma, Louise is widowed, 81, born in Chicago. Daughter Laura 50 and her husband Martin Brown 52 born in Kentucky are with her. None have occupations.
Theodore and Lois Woodbury are next door.
Further down the block is the printer Roscoe R. Bullard, 36, his wife Nellie Mae 34, Mary Jane 2 and William 1.


"Ludia" Milleson and Frank F. "Woodberry" married on June 6, 1911, recorded in Otero County.

She might be the Lidia B. Millison in 1900 Denver, born Sept 1884 in Colorado, wtih Clark Milleson 48 Ohio and Hollen R. 38 Missouri.

Oliver Clark Milleson married Hallie Belle Parkinson on March 19, 1882, recorded in Denver.

Hallie B. Milleson 1862-1912 is buried in Denver, # 125634141 "unmarked Block 79, lot 12, grave 64
Oliver C. Milleson 1850-1926 is also buried there # 125634142.
Their son Mitt Milton Mileson was born March 31, 1889 in Denver to Oliver C. Mileson and Ella Perkins, buried in Garden Grove, California # 123393236.

Evelyn Louise Nass was born May 14, 1913 at "Manazola" Colorado to Frank F. "Woodburg" and Lydia B. Milleson, dying March 6, 1997.

Frank Frederick Woodbury registered for WWI, living at 625 Delaware, Denver, a stationary fireman for Denver Gas & Electric. Lydia Bell Woodbury of the same address was his nearest relative.

In 1920 Frank F. Woodbury is in Yuma, a laborer in a lumber yard, 37, with Lydia 34 and Evelyn Louise, 6, all born in Colorado.

They're in Denver in 1930, living on Uintah Street. "Frederic" is a shipping clerk for a hardware company.
Evelyn is a maid in a private home.

Evelyn Woodbury married Herman W. Nass on September 6, 1930, recorded in Arapahoe County.

September 1937 - Yuma "Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woodbury and their daughter and her husband of Denver were visiting at the home of Mrs. Louise C. Woodbury Sunday."

Frank and Lydia are alone in 1940 Denver. He's a foreman for an iron works.

Frank Frederick Woodbury registered for WWII, living at 1253 Uinta, born January 5, 183 at Denver. He was working for Moore Hardware & Iron Company warehouse at 1239 Wazee.

In 1951 Frank F. (Lyda B) still live at 1253 Uinta.

Evelyn 1913-1997 is buried in Denver, # 97667980, with Harry W. Nass 1904-1965 # 97667948.


Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford Colorado has
"WOODBURY, HARRIET LOUISE 5/22/1886 8/27/1902 "


Irving A. Woodbury married Edith Johnson November 17, 1920, recorded in Morgan County.

December 27, 1923 "Mrs. Irving A. Woodbury was visiting with her mother at Fort Morgan the latter part of last week."

"A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Irving A. Woodbury at the Fort Morgan hospital on Wednesday, November 25, 1925."

Irving and Edith Woodbury divorced in Denver on October 24, 1928.

In 1930 San Bernardino, California, "Jack" I. A. Woodbury is a cook at the county hospital, living there with Patsy, both 29. William is 10, born in Texas, a patient there.


In 1936 San Bernardino Irving A. (P. Clara) is a cook, at 335 Millard.

In 1940 San Bernardino, Irving is divorced, 35, a cook in a restaurant, lodging with Elizabeth Matthews, widowed, 63.

Irving A. Woodbury, age, 47, married Lomona W. Eaton in San Bernardino County on November 10, 1952.

Irving Woodbury 1904-1967 is buried in San Bernardino, # 64545528 saying "no marker."


Laura E. Woodbury married Martin M. Brown on May 18, 1910, recorded in Otero County.

In 1920 Fort Morgan, Martin is managing a cafe, 33, Laura 29 is the cashier, Henry 9, and Marshall 4. They have eight lodgers, one a pastry cook, antother a waitress.

With their two kids, they have the restaurant in 1930 Fort Morgan.

March 19, 1936 Mrs. M.M. Brown came down from Ault Friday afternoon, having been called here by the fatal illness of her father, H. J. Woodbury. She was brought to Yuma by her son Henry, who served as lifeguard at the municipal swimming pool during the past two summers."

Laura Edith (Woodbury) Brown 1889-1966 is also buried in Yuma, # 48448528, with Martin Marshall Brown 1885-1946.
October 27, 1966

May 2, 1946 - this is as good as the on-line image gets

In 1940 James H. Brown is a batender in Riveside Califonia - in 1935 in Pasadena California, 28 born in Colorado.

Marshall Martin Brown 1915-2002 is buried in Elko, Nevada # 80270494.


Theo H. Woodbury married Lois Runnion June 2, 1923, recorded in Yuma County.

July 14, 1960

December 26, 1963 "On its 78th birthday, the Pioneer wishes its New Year's best to its oldest publisher-editor, Theodore Woodbury of Loveland, blistering editorialist of the 30's, whose blood is evidenced in the morgue of files."


Lois (Runnion) Woodbury 1902-1992 is buried in Yuma # 74419007.
June 4, 1992.

January 18, 1962

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