Samuel A Woodruff

1854–1886 (Age 32)
Texas, United States

The Life of Samuel A

Samuel A Woodruff was born in 1854, in Texas, United States as the son of Woodruff. He married Euterpa Martin in 1880, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1880. He died in 1886, in Texas, United States, at the age of 32.

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Samuel A Woodruff
Euterpa Martin
Marriage: 1880
Willie "Edith" Woodruff

Spouse and Children

Texas, United States


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World Events (7)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 7

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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Samuel Woodruff - Cause of Death

When his daughter was about three years of age, Samuel purposefully stepped between Edith and a snake (family lore is rattlesnake), poised to bite. Samuel saved his daughter, but succumbed to the poi …

Sources (3)

  • Saml A Woodruff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sam Woodruff in entry for Joseph C Adams and Edith Boudrean, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel A. Woodruff - Published information: birth-name: Samuel A. Woodruff

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