Charles M. Woodruff

7 October 1868–28 September 1960 (Age 91)
Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles M.

When Charles M. Woodruff was born on 7 October 1868, in Sanilac, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Woodruff, was 40 and his mother, Martha Lamoreaux, was 37. He married Minnie Neumann on 18 October 1889, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Kingston Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 28 September 1960, in Kingston, Kingston Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Kingston Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Charles M. Woodruff
Minnie Neumann
Marriage: 18 October 1889
Harry Martin Woodruff
Clara May Woodruff
Helen Woodruff
Milton Harrison Woodruff
Lawrence H. Woodruff

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18 October 1889
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States


    Harry Martin Woodruff



    Helen Woodruff



    Lawrence H. Woodruff


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

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.

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)

  • Charles M Woodruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Woodruff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles M Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"

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