Eugene Wilson Woodruff

20 June 1915–8 September 1996 (Age 81)
Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States

The Life of Eugene Wilson

When Eugene Wilson Woodruff was born on 20 June 1915, in Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States, his father, Jessie Hamilton Woodruff, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth L Brown, was 25. He married Nona Mildred Crawley on 14 September 1979, in Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Nevada, United States in 1979. He died on 8 September 1996, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 81.

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Eugene Wilson Woodruff
Nona Mildred Crawley
Marriage: 14 September 1979
Donald Sidney Woodruff
Bobbie Woodruff Waits
Sylvia Woodruff Brooks

Spouse and Children

14 September 1979
Clark, Nevada, United States



    Bobbie Woodruff Waits


    Sylvia Woodruff Brooks


Parents and Siblings

    Jessie Hamilton Woodruff


    Elizabeth L Brown




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Eugene W Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eugene Wilson Woodruff, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Eugene W Woodruff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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