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Ellen Celeste Woodward

5 November 1831–15 January 1915

Born 5 Nov. 1831 at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of David Woodard and Diadama Hare.[2] Sister of EBW.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12 May 1842.[4] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with EBW and Newel K. Whitney in the Heber C. Kimball pioneer company, arriving Sept. 1848.[5] Married Elijah K. Fuller, 11 Mar. 1851, in Salt Lake City; eleven children.[6] Appointed to help settle what became Las Vegas, 1855.[7] Moved to Harrisburg, Washington Co., Utah Territory, 1861.[8] Appointed as postmaster, 27 Oct. 1879.[9] Practiced midwifery at Pine Creek, Gila Co., Arizona Territory, 1893.[10] Storekeeper at Pine Creek for fifteen years.[11] Died 15 Jan. 1915 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., Arizona.[12]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, p. 18, Ellen Celeste Fuller, microfilm 1255545 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Pine Ward, line 11, Ellen C. Woodward Fuller, CR 375 8, box 5389, folder 1, image 21/622 (limited access), CHL. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Jan. 2019), Ellen Celeste Woodward (KWJH-1QD). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, p. 18, Ellen Celeste Fuller, microfilm 1255545 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Pine Ward, line 11, Ellen C. Woodward Fuller, CR 375 8, box 5389, folder 1, image 21/622 (limited access), CHL. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogical Department, Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members: Autobiographies and Ancestors, vols. 6–9, p. 465, Ellen Celeste Woodward Fuller, microfilm 1059456, DGS 7957116, image 1218/1243, FHL. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503.

[3] “Death of Mrs. Fuller, A True Pioneer Woman,” Deseret Evening News, 18 Jan. 1915, 9. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503. Dallas Woodbury Coleman, Elijah Knapp Fuller and His Ancestors (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1985), 36.

[4] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, p. 18, Ellen Celeste Fuller, microfilm 1255545 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Pine Ward, line 11, Ellen C. Woodward Fuller, CR 375 8, box 5389, folder 1, image 21/622 (limited access), CHL.

[5] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogical Department, Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members: Autobiographies and Ancestors, vols. 6–9, p. 465, Ellen Celeste Woodward Fuller, microfilm 1059456, DGS 7957116, image 1218/1243, FHL. “Ellen Celeste Woodward,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 23 Jan. 2019).

[6] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, p. 719, microfilm 183374, DGS 52265582 (restricted access), FHL. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogical Department, Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members: Autobiographies and Ancestors, vols. 6–9, p. 465, Ellen Celeste Woodward Fuller, microfilm 1059456, DGS 7957116, image 1218/1243, FHL. Dallas Woodbury Coleman, Elijah Knapp Fuller and His Ancestors (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1985), 37. “Death of Mrs. Fuller, A True Pioneer Woman,” Deseret Evening News, 18 Jan. 1915, 9.

[7] Dallas Woodbury Coleman, Elijah Knapp Fuller and His Ancestors (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1985), 37.

[8] Dallas Woodbury Coleman, Elijah Knapp Fuller and His Ancestors (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1985), 37. “R.S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Aug. 1876, 34.

[9] “U.S. Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832–1971,” database Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 9 Apr. 2020), Mrs. Ellen C. Fuller; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832–1971, Records of the Post Office Department, National Archives, Washington DC.

[10] EBW, Diary, 5 Nov. 1893. Dallas Woodbury Coleman, Elijah Knapp Fuller and His Ancestors (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1985), 38.

[11] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogical Department, Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members: Autobiographies and Ancestors, vols. 6–9, p. 465, Ellen Celeste Woodward Fuller, microfilm 1059456, DGS 7957116, image 1218/1243, FHL. 1910 U.S. Census, Pine, Gila Co., Arizona Territory, ED 27, p. 11A, Ellen C. Fuller.

[12] Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates Results (http://genealogy.az.gov, accessed 8 Jan. 2019), Arizona State Board of Health, state index no. 133, 1915, Ellen C. Fuller.