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Manson Jesse Woodward

21 April 1821–19 July 1897

Born 21 Apr. 1821 in Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.[1] Son of David Woodward and Diadama Hare.[2] Brother of EBW.[3] Married first Nancy Kidder, 22 May 1839, at Athol, Worchester Co.[4] Supervisor of a factory for carriage and coaches, 1840.[5] Moved to Illinois, between 1848 and 1849.[6] Separated from wife, before 1849.[7] Married second Fanny Belinda Abell, 10 June 1849.[8] Lived throughout the midwestern U.S. before settling in Kansas City, Missouri.[9] Worked as a saloon keeper, 1860.[10] Worked as a harness maker, 1870.[11] Presumably visited by EBW when she was in Atchison, Atchison Co., Kansas, Oct. 1882.[12] Died 19 July 1897 in Kansas City.[13] Buried in Atchison, 20 July 1898.[14]

 

[1] EBW, Diary, 1846 Travel Diary, p. 17; 21 Apr. 1893; 21 Apr. 1898; 16 Feb. 1901. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 11, 503. 1870 U.S. Census, Aspinwall, Aspinwall Co., NE, p. 9, M. G. Woodward. 1880 U.S. Census, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, p. 47, Manson J. Woodward. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 11 Sept. 2019), Manson Jesse Woodward (LHDL-H5R). 

[2] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503. Flora Myers Gillentine, Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, vol. 116 (Washington, DC: Judd & Detweiler, 1930), 113. 

[3] EBW, Diary, 21 Apr. 1893; 21 Apr. 1898. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503. 

[4] Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1910), 178.  Athol, MA, Town Clerk, Town and Vital Records, ca. 1737–1844, p. 161, Manson J. Woodard and Nancy Riddder, 22 May 1839, microfilm 759549, DGS 7009550, image 93/122, FHL. Addison E. Sheldon, “F. L. Woodward Tells of Aspinwall and Nemaha,” Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1918): 4. 

[5] Obituary of Fannie B. Woodward, Nebraska Advisor (Nemaha, NE), 24 Apr. 1903, 10. Addison E. Sheldon, “F. L. Woodward Tells of Aspinwall and Nemaha,” Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1918): 4. 

[6] 1850 U.S. Census, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, p. 538, Anson J. Woodward. 

[7] 1850 U.S. Census, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, p. 538, Anson J. Woodward. 1850 U.S. Census, Coral, McHenry Co., IL, p. 795, Nancy Doolittle. 

[8] Flora Myers Gillentine, Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, vol. 116 (Washington, DC: Judd & Detweiler, 1930), 113. 1850 U.S. Census, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, p. 538, Anson J. Woodward. 

[9] 1850 U.S. Census, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., IL, p. 538, Anson J. Woodward. 1860 U.S. Census, Flagg, Ogle Co., IL, p. 40, M. J. Woodward. 1870 U.S. Census, Aspinwall, Aspinwall Co., NE, p. 9, M. G. Woodward. 1880 U.S. Census, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, p. 47, Manson J. Woodward. “City News in Brief,” Atchison (KS) Daily Champion, 20 July 1898, 4.  

[10] 1860 U.S. Census, Flagg, Ogle Co., IL, p. 40, M. J. Woodward. 

[11] 1870 U.S. Census, Aspinwall, Aspinwall Co., NE, p. 9, M. G. Woodward. 1880 U.S. Census, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, p. 47, Manson J. Woodward. Obituary of Fannie B. Woodward, Nebraska Advisor (Nemaha, NE), 24 Apr. 1903, 10. 

[12] “From Omaha to Atchison,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Oct. 1882, 79.

[13] “Manson Jesse Woodward,” Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS; Find a Grave, posted 12 July 2010, memorial no. 54871226 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 11 Sept. 2019). “City News in Brief,” Atchison (KS) Daily Champion, 20 July 1898, 4. Death Notice of M. J. Woodward, Atchison (KS) Daily Globe, 20 July 1898, 4.  Arnett Anderson, Record of Deaths Kansas City, Missouri, Book B, 18 Aug. 1889–31 Dec. 1898 (Independence, MO: Heart of Genealogy Society, 1995), 324. 

[14] “Manson Jesse Woodward,” Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS; Find a Grave, posted 12 July 2010, memorial no. 54871226 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 11 Sept. 2019). “City News in Brief,” Atchison Daily (KS) Champion, 20 July 1898, 4. Death Notice of M. J. Woodward, Atchison (KS) Daily Globe, 20 July 1898, 4.