Nelson Woodruff

29 March 1814–13 August 1874 (Age 60)
Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Woodruff was born on 29 March 1814, in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada, his father, Noahdiah Woodruff, was 35 and his mother, Charity Powell, was 33. He married Margaret Barnum on 1 January 1855, in Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 13 August 1874, in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Woodruff
1814–1874
Margaret Barnum
1835–1893
Marriage: 1 January 1855
Washington George Woodruff
1856–1933
Charity Woodruff
1858–1859
Dr. LaFayette Woodruff
1859–1923
Hattie Woodruff
1862–
Minnie Mary Woodruff
1864–1885
Frank Woodruff
1870–1870
Lottie Woodruff
1872–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1855
Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada
children

(7)

    Washington George Woodruff

    Male1856–1933Male

    Charity Woodruff

    Female1858–1859Female

    Dr. LaFayette Woodruff

    Male1859–1923Male

    Hattie Woodruff

    Female1862–Female

    Minnie Mary Woodruff

    Female1864–1885Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Noahdiah Woodruff

    Male1778–1862Male

    Charity Powell

    Female1781–1853Female

siblings

(10)

    Powell Woodruff

    Male1810–1867Male

    Hawkins Woodruff

    Male1812–1878Male

    Male1814–1874Male

    Elizabeth Woodruff

    Female1816–Female

    Zelotus H. Woodruff

    Male1818–1846Male

+5 More Children

World Events (2)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 53

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 55

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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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nelson Woodcuff in entry for Washington G Woodcuff and Nellie Read, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Nelson Woodruff in entry for Byron Ernest Frees and Hattie Woodruff, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Nelson Woodruff in entry for William J Beaton and Minnie Woodruff, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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