Lydia Maria Holcomb

19 July 1847–30 November 1917 (Age 70)
New York, United States

The Life of Lydia Maria

When Lydia Maria Holcomb was born on 19 July 1847, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel Holcomb, was 49 and her mother, Catherine Fulkerson, was 34. She married George O. Woodruff on 8 October 1872, in Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Concord, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Day Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 30 November 1917, in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George O. Woodruff
Lydia Maria Holcomb
Marriage: 8 October 1872
Cora Edith Woodruff
Lillian May Woodruff
Roy St. Elmo Woodruff

Spouse and Children

8 October 1872
Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Fulkerson





    Henry Holcombe


    William H. Holcomb



    Thomas J. Holcomb


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Woodruff in household of George Woodruff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Holcomb in household of Saml Holcomb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marian Woodruff in household of George Woodruff, "United States Census, 1910"

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