Grace Loetta Woodward

5 May 1890–26 December 1954 (Age 64)
Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Grace Loetta

When Grace Loetta Woodward was born on 5 May 1890, in Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, James Seymour Woodward, was 26 and her mother, Mary Randlet, was 23. She lived in Rural, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Indian Creek Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 26 December 1954, at the age of 64, and was buried in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Seymour Woodward
Mary Randlet
Grace Loetta Woodward

Parents and Siblings

    James Seymour Woodward


    Mary Randlet




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from the Old English elements mentioned at 2). 2. perhaps also from an Old English personal name Wuduweard, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian’, ‘protector’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Woodward, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Gracie Woodward in household of James Woodward, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Grace L Woodward, "United States Census, 1940"

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