Jennie Lucile Woodcock

15 November 1915–27 January 2010 (Age 94)
Denton, Fergus, Montana, United States

The Life of Jennie Lucile

When Jennie Lucile Woodcock was born on 15 November 1915, in Denton, Fergus, Montana, United States, her father, Dr George Arnold Woodcock, was 45 and her mother, Pearl Eullie Dehnert, was 28. She married Urban J. Dreps on 12 November 1938. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cottonwood, Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 27 January 2010, in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Urban J. Dreps
Jennie Lucile Woodcock
Marriage: 12 November 1938
John Arnold Dreps

Spouse and Children

12 November 1938


    John Arnold Dreps


Parents and Siblings

    Dr George Arnold Woodcock





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.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 25

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English woodcock (a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock’, ‘bird’), a bird that is notoriously easy to catch, hence a nickname for a stupid or gullible person. 2. variant of Woodcott , a habitational name from any of various places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, as for example Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie L Woodcock in household of George A Woodcock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie L Woodcock in household of George A Woodcock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Woodcock Dreps in entry for John A Dreps, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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