Randolph  County,  Indiana
Obituaries



A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
1893
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          WOODARD, Sarah A. Lake, b. N.J. May 26,1802-d. in R.C. Oct.23,1893 ae 91y 3m 27d. She m. Joseph Woodward Oct. 24,1821 and came to R.C. in 1838 to Green twp. They had 11 children, the husband and 5 children are dec'd. A dt. died in 190_. (Sarah A. was 65 yr. A son Henry L. d. May 14,1892 (see Obit) bur. Hopewell Cem.
Note: differences between husband and wife's obituaries.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah


A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
1892
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        WOODARD, Henry L., s/o John and Sarah (Lake) b. Mar. 23,1846-d. May 14, 1892 ae 46y 1m 21d. He m. Lydia T. Flood June 18,1868. The survivors are the wf.,1 dt., 4 sis., his father, 2 bros. and 2 sis. are dec'd. He was a mem. of the Mississinaw ChrIstian Church since Feb. 15, 1819. Serv. and bur. at Hopewell with Rev.A.M. Addington in charge. A Thank You note from Lydia J. Woodard and Wm. and Cell Thornburg. (Death rec. Henry L. Green? ae 46 d. of La Grippe).
Contributed by Sandra Mumah


The  Farmland  Enterprise
May 11, 1888
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          Obituary - John Woodard came with his small family to this county and settled on forty acres of land, in Green township, in 1837, when it was comparatively a wilderness, having emigrated from New Jersey. He was not long in erecting a rude cabin to shelter his family while he made his attack on the wild forest. Being a man of more than ordinary physical strength and energy he was soon able to provide a competence of pioneer nick-nacks and domestic accommodations.
          He raised a family of ten children, four of whom have passed to the spirit land.
          He died on the 4th inst., at the advanced age of 84 years, 6 months and 23 days, leaving a widow with whom he had walked in wedded life for more than 60 years, and six children two boys and four girls. Five of his children were in attendance at his funeral, one daughter being in the far west. For forty-four years he had been an honored member of the Methodist Protestant church, faithful in the discharge of his duties and liberal in the support of church interests.
          He was subject to severe cancerous afflictions for years, but the immediate cause of death was paralysis. He passed away as a ripe shock of corn.
          Memorial services were held at Hopewell church in the presence of a large collection of relatives and friends on the 6th inst., conducted by Rev. Ezra Conn, assisted by Elder I. V. D. R. Johnson.
Contributed by Billy J. Baker


A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
1888
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        WOODARD, John, s/o John and Mary Woodard b. in N.J. Oct. 10, 1806-d. May 5,1888 ae 81yrs. On Oct. 23,1821 he m. Sarah Lake at Longaoning, N.J. by J.B.Thackery. He came to Ind. in 1831, and built a cabin in the woods, on 40 acres, bought of the government. One of the 1st settlers of Green twp. R.C. They had 10 children: Josiah and Isaiah volunteered as soldiers and died in the service. Julian vol. and served 3 yrs. John had 35 gr-children and 25 gr-grchildren. Converted at the M.E. Church. His wf surv. He had great physical strength. A son Henry L. d. in 1892. (See obit).
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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