Olive Estelle Woodruff

16 October 1899–9 December 1987 (Age 88)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Olive Estelle

When Olive Estelle Woodruff was born on 16 October 1899, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Eugene Ezekial Woodruff, was 27 and her mother, Mattie Cullom Pearson, was 22. She married Peter Marquette Martindale on 8 June 1921, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 9 December 1987, in Hemet, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Peter Marquette Martindale
Olive Estelle Woodruff
Marriage: 8 June 1921
Richard Calvin Martindale

Spouse and Children

8 June 1921
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Olive E Woodruff in household of Charley Reynolds, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olive E Woodruff in household of Eugene E Woodruff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olive E Woodruff in household of Eugene Woodruff, "United States Census, 1900"

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