Susan Woodworth

May 1861–
Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Woodworth was born in May 1861, in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States, her father, Lyman Z Woodworth, was 29 and her mother, Louisa Bliss, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Thomas Napoleon Jones. She lived in Diamond Springs, El Dorado, California, United States in 1880.

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Thomas Napoleon Jones
Susan Woodworth
Leland Lyman Jones
Hazel Viola Jones

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 8

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

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 (Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside): possibly a habitational name from Wadworth in South Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wada + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Loisia Woodworth in household of J Woodworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Woodworth in household of Lyman Woodworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susie Woodworth in entry for John Henry Ferretta and Hazel Jones, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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