Susan R Woodruff

Female4 February 1834–15 August 1905

Brief Life History of Susan R

When Susan R Woodruff was born on 4 February 1834, her father, Jacob Woodruff, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Miller, was 26. She married Ezra Heft on 30 January 1851, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Spiceland, Spiceland Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 15 August 1905, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Heft
1826–1864
Susan R Woodruff
1834–1905
Marriage: 30 January 1851
Alfred Marcellas Heft
1852–1909
Albert Heft
1852–1931
Walter James Heft
1854–1935
Susan Jane Heft
1856–1920
Mary E. Heft
1858–1916

Sources (27)

  • Susan R Whitehead, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Susan R Whitehead - Published information: birth-name: Susan R. Whitehead
  • Susan Woodruff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1851Shelby, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1838

    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1838: Henry, Indiana, United States

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 22

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .

    History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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