Nelson Woodruff

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

The Life Summary 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 26. 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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Nelson Woodruff
Margaret Barnum
Marriage: 1 January 1855
Washington George Woodruff
Charity Woodruff
Dr. LaFayette Woodruff
Hattie Woodruff
Minnie Mary Woodruff
Frank Woodruff
Lottie Woodruff

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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.
Age 57
British Columbia joins the confederation.

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 (15)

  • 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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