Lillian L. Woodruff

Female26 June 1910–September 1995

Brief Life History of Lillian L.

When Lillian L. Woodruff was born on 26 June 1910, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, John Daniel Woodruff, Jr., was 20 and her mother, Lillian Kendall, was 21. She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died in September 1995, in Bay Shore, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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John Daniel Woodruff, Jr.
Lillian Kendall
Lillian L. Woodruff

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  • Lillian L Woodruff in household of John D Woodruff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Woodruff in household of John D Woodruff, Jr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian L Woodruff in household of John D Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 3

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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