Susan Cornelia Woodruff

25 July 1843–6 October 1897 (Age 54)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Cornelia

When Susan Cornelia Woodruff was born on 25 July 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Wilford Woodruff, was 36 and her mother, Phebe Whittemore Carter, was 36. She married Robert B. Scholes on 30 January 1859. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Franklin Township, Monona, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 6 October 1897, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert B. Scholes
Susan Cornelia Woodruff
Marriage: 30 January 1859
Eugenia Amelia Scholes
Phebe Carter Scholes
Robert J Scholes
Wilford Woodruff Scholes
George Woodruff Scholes
Grace Maria Scholes
Florence Augusta Scholes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1859
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    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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    Sources (33)

    • Susan Woodruff in entry for Eugenia A Cody, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Susan C Woodruff in household of Wilford Woodruff, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Susan Woodruff in entry for Wilford Woodruff Scholes, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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