Woodward, Rogers Oliver
Age: 28, credited to Woodford, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/01/1834, Pownal, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, OR
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Rogers O. Woodward
Rogers O. Woodward to be Laid To Rest Today
Six Grandsons Will Act as Pallbearers for Civil War Veteran
Rogers O. Woodward, who fought in the battle of Gettysburg with a Vermont regiment, will be buried in Mountain View cemetery today. The funeral services will be held at the R.L. Holman chapel on Seventh and Water streets and will be in charge of Rev. Staub, of Portland, who officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Woodward, who died May 25, 1916. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers.
Mr. Woodward died at Los Angeles, Cal., January 20, and his body arrived in Oregon City last night. A son, Fred Woodward, who was with his father when death came, accompanied the body north.
Mr. Woodward was born in Vermont, June 1, 1834---84 years ago. After fighting through the Civil war with the Union army, he returned to his native state and married. In 1877 Mr. and Mrs. Woodward went west to California, and then came to Oregon. He was connected with iron mines at Oswego for a time and had charge of the construction of the old dam across Sucker creek near Oswego. He was a contractor, and was in business in Turner and Portland. Later he came to Oregon City, staying here until his wife died last May. He went to California last November in quest of health.
He was a member of Meade Post, No. 2, GAR, and many members of the post will attend his funeral. At one time he was an Oddfellow.
Six children who survive are R. E. Woodward, of Oregon City; Mrs. Will Nisley, Mrs. Joe Mathews and Gilbert Woodward, of Portland; Mrs. Bert Wagoner, of Turner, and Fred Woodward. Twenty-five grand children and 21 great grandchildren also survive.
Source: undated Oregon City, Oregon newspaper.
Contributed by Orman Woodward, Rogers' 2nd-great-grandson.