Ned Woodbridge

22 June 1877–22 May 1964 (Age 86)
Waubeek, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ned

When Ned Woodbridge was born on 22 June 1877, in Waubeek, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Dr Ward Woodbridge, was 28 and his mother, Emma Eliza Jordan, was 25. He lived in Fairfax, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 22 May 1964, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Dr Ward Woodbridge
Emma Eliza Jordan
Grace Woodbridge
Chandler Woodbridge
Ned Woodbridge

Parents and Siblings


    Emma Eliza Jordan




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 14

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Woodbridge in Suffolk or Dorset, both named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + brycg ‘bridge’, i.e. a bridge made of timber or one near a wood.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward Woodbridge in household of Ward Woodbridge, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ned Woodbridge, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ned Woodbridge in household of Ward Woodbridge, "United States Census, 1940"

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