Arthur Byrne Woodruff

3 January 1882–4 October 1969 (Age 87)
Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Arthur Byrne

When Arthur Byrne Woodruff was born on 3 January 1882, in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Ulrich Zwingle Woodruff, was 31 and his mother, Florence Alvira Pond, was 31. He married Elizabeth A Waterman on 23 June 1906, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1969. He died on 4 October 1969, in Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Arthur Byrne Woodruff
Clara Caroline Davey
Marriage: 4 October 1940

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  • Marriage
    4 October 1940Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment
    Age 5
    In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 24
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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 (17)

    • Arthur B Woodroff, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Arthur B Woodruff, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Byrne Woodruff in household of Alrich E Woodruff, "United States Census, 1900"

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