Violet Lizebth Woodruff

11 June 1887–31 October 1969 (Age 82)
Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Violet Lizebth

When Violet Lizebth Woodruff was born on 11 June 1887, in Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada, her father, George Manhattan Woodruff, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ann Turpin, was 35. She married William Joseph Dixon on 2 July 1908, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1901. She died on 31 October 1969, in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Dixon
Violet Lizebth Woodruff
Marriage: 2 July 1908
Eleanor Violet Dixon
Alfred Percival Dixon
Clarence William Dixon
Dorothy May Dixon

Spouse and Children

2 July 1908
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


    Eleanor Violet Dixon


    Clarence William Dixon


    Dorothy May Dixon


    Alfred Percival Dixon


Parents and Siblings

    George Manhattan Woodruff


    Mary Ann Turpin




+4 More Children

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)

  • Vilot Woodruff in household of George Woodruff, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Violet Elizabeth Woodruff in entry for Horace Frank Johnstone Goad and Dorothy May Dixon, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • Violet Elizabeth Woodruff, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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