Lorinda M Woodruff

Female19 April 1837–26 May 1922

Brief Life History of Lorinda M

When Lorinda M Woodruff was born on 19 April 1837, in Palermo, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, John Woodruff Jr, was 32 and her mother, Lola Owen, was 32. She married Horace Plaisted about 1849, in Palermo, Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hastings, Oswego, New York, United States in 1860 and Onondaga, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 26 May 1922, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Plaisted
Lorinda M Woodruff
Marriage: about 1849
Ernest E. Plaisted
William Harrison Plaisted
Adell Foster Jackson
Earnest Plaisted
Myron A. Plaisted
William H Plaisted

Sources (13)

  • Laura A Woodruff in household of John Woodruff, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lorinda M Woodruff - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Lorinda M Woodruff
  • Lorinda M. Woodruff Plaisted, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849Palermo, Oswego, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Oakwood cemetery was founded in 1859 and was designed by the landscaping architect Howard Daniels.


    Age 26

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. 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. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .

    History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

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

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