Stanley Ward Woodbury

4 January 1891–11 October 1983 (Age 92)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Stanley Ward

When Stanley Ward Woodbury was born on 4 January 1891, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Willard H. Woodbury, was 31 and his mother, Helen A. McLaine, was 23. He married Zella Bernice Dorr on 24 October 1917, in Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 October 1983, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 92.

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Stanley Ward Woodbury
Zella Bernice Dorr
Marriage: 24 October 1917
Stanley Dorr Woodbury
Kenneth Eugene Woodbury

Spouse and Children

24 October 1917
Harrington, Washington, Maine, United States


    Stanley Dorr Woodbury


    Kenneth Eugene Woodbury


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory

Age 10

St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in Devon, called Woodbury, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire place name is from Old English wudu + burh, while Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stanley Woodburry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stanley W Wodbury, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stanley W Woodbury, "United States Census, 1900"

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