Alexander Green Woodruff

6 February 1887–13 September 1969 (Age 82)
Sergeantsville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Green

When Alexander Green Woodruff was born on 6 February 1887, in Sergeantsville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles W. Woodruff, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Van Doren, was 26. He married Anne Porter on 6 October 1923, in Kings, New York, United States. He lived in North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1910 and Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1920. He died on 13 September 1969, at the age of 82, and was buried in Penns Neck, West Windsor Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Alexander Green Woodruff
Anne Porter
Marriage: 6 October 1923

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  • Marriage
    6 October 1923Kings, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    Age 7
    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 22
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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 (14)

    • Alexander C Woodruff in household of Chas Woodruff, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Alexander Woodruff in household of Alice Vandoren, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Alexander ? Woodruff in household of Chas Woodruff, "United States Census, 1920"

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