23 October 2009

Sara L. (White) Woodworth - From Ohio To Michigan To Missouri

From the Springfield News-Leader:


Ms. Sara L. Woodworth, Springfield, formerly of Republic, a homemaker, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Christian Health Care East. Memorial services ...1 p.m. Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home. A reception for family and friends will follow the memorial service in the church.

The obituary was copied from a book (composed of newspaper articles photocopied from the newspaper) held at the Springfield-Greene Co., Missouri, Library, "Springfield, Missouri Newspaper Items, 2001, Part 2."

Social Security Death Index
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1917
Death Date: 4 Sep 2001
Social Security Number: 381-01-0469
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 65802
Localities: Springfield, Greene, Missouri

Sarah L. (White) Woodworth was in the 1920 census as a two year old in Columbiana County, Ohio:

1920 OH Census Columbiana Co., Unity Twp., New Waterford Village W Main St
WHITE, Fernando J., head, male, white, age 42, married, PA,OH, PA, yes, steel expert, Crucible Steel
" , Cinderella A., wife, f/w/38, married, PA Scotland, Maryland
, Edgar L., son, m/w/17, single PA PA PA
, Harry C., son, m/w/15, single PA PA PA
, Brandon C., son, m/w/12, single, PA PA PA
, Helen I., dau, f/w/10, single, PA PA PA
, Margaret D., dau, f/w/8, single, PA PA PA
, Albert B., son, m/w/6, single, PA PA PA
, Sara L., dau, f/w/ 2 6/12, OH PA PA

Sara was in Detroit, Michigan, as a teenager, in 1930:

1930 MI Wayne, Detroit, Philadelphia St.
WHITE, Fred J., head, 50, married at age 29, Steel Expert/Steel Co.
" , Cinderella, wife, 48, married age 29
" , Helen, 21
" , Margaret, 18
" , Albert, 16
" , Sarah, 13
" , Alice, 8

Sara was Jim's aunt, the younger sister of Margaret (White) Palm. Sara married Verne Woodworth and lived in the Detroit, Michigan, area for several years. She moved to Missouri with her adult daughters (living). Her son, Jack Woodworth, remained in the Detroit area. Jim did not see the girls very often, but saw Jack occasionally at the local lumber yard where he (Jack) worked. I was fortunate enough to meet Jack and his wife -- not in Michigan, but at an impromptu White grandchildren family reunion in Sarasota, Florida. Shortly after that get-together, Jack died (January 2006).

Sara's oldest daughter's address in Missouri was found in Richard Palm's address book after his (Richard's) death in 1997. I had briefly corresponded with her, basically to let her know that her uncle (Richard Palm) had died (Margaret (White) Palm had died in 1982).

I've recently found some information on the Woodworth side of the family for a future post.

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