Cordelia C Woodruff

June 1833–after 1900 (Age 66)
Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of Cordelia C

When Cordelia C Woodruff was born in June 1833, in Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Burr A Woodruff, was 23 and her mother, Almira Clark, was 22. She married Rodman W Clark on 14 July 1859, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Chester Township, Logan, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died after 1900, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Rodman W Clark
1824–1900
Cordelia C Woodruff
1833–1900
Marriage: 14 July 1859
Moroni B Clark
1865–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 July 1859
Coles, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 23

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • D C Clark in household of R H Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Delia Clark in household of R W Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cordelia Woodruff in household of Burr Woodruff, "United States Census, 1850"

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