Hoye Woodruff

28 November 1915–1994 (Age 78)
Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States

The Life of Hoye

When Hoye Woodruff was born on 28 November 1915, in Greenville, Butler, Alabama, United States, his father, Albert Ewell Woodruff, was 33 and his mother, Mable Laura Skinner, was 25. He lived in Manningham, Butler, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1994, at the age of 79.

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Hoye Woodruff
Elease M McInnis Dunaway

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    Elease M McInnis Dunaway


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    Albert Ewell Woodruff





    Howard Shermon


    Edith Woodruff



    Laura Evelyn Woodruff


    Albert Ewell Woodruff Jr.


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 2

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • Hoye Woodruff in household of Ewell Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hoye Woodruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hoye Woodruff in household of Ewell Woodruff, "United States Census, 1920"

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