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 registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 October 1983, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
English (Somerset and Devon): habitational name from Woodbury in Devon, named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burg ‘fortress’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire placename has the same origin as Woodbury in Devon. Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.
History: John Woodbury emigrated from Somerset, England, to Gloucester, MA, in 1623.