Wilford Woodruff, Jr (1840 - 1921)

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Birthplace: Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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About Wilford Woodruff, Jr

Wilford Woodruff was born March 1st, 1807, in the town of Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was a son of Aphek and Buelah Thompson Woodruff. The Woodruff name is English and is derived from the occupation of its bearers who in the days of William the Conqueror guarded the woods and forests for the use of the noblemen and who were considered among the most honored officers in the land.

He entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847, with the first wagon train of Saints.

In the spring of 1871, he came to Randolph to establish a home for his wife, Sarah Brown Woodruff, and his son Wilford Woodruff, Jr. In April 1871, he moved onto 20 acres where they began to plough and plant their crops.

Wilford Woodruff: History of his life and labors as recorded in his daily ... edited by Matthias F. Cowley

His first mission to Great Britain was a land mark in Church history.

While upon this mission, on March 22, 1840, a son, Wilford Woodruff Jr., was born. At this writing he is living, and is a faithful worker in the Salt Lake Temple.

On the 2nd of June I arrived at Scarboro by stage, and was permitted to embrace my wife, and also my first born son, Wilford, Jr., whom I had not seen before.

Generation 8

8.Wilford Woodruff (Matthew[1]1, John[2]2, Joseph[3]3, Jonah[4]4, Eldad[5]5, Aphek[6]6, Wilford[7]7, Wilford[8]8)

b.22 Mar 1840 in Lee Co, IA – d.6 May 1921 in Salt Lake City, UT

m.12 Oct 1867 in Salt Lake City, UT to Emily Jane Smith

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Wilford Smith Woodruff - b.25 Sep 1871 in Salt Lake City, UT

Elias Smith Woodruff - b.15 Dec 1873 in Rich Co, UT

Asahel Smith Woodruff - b.30 Mar 1876 in Rich Co, UT - d.7 Oct 1887

m.25 May 1879 in Washington Co, UT to Julia Spencer

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George Wilford Woodruff - b.1 Mar 1880 in Salt Lake City, UT - d.22 Sep 1881

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Leo Edgar Woodruff - b.15 Mar 1882 in Salt Lake City, UT

Frank Carter Woodruff - b.8 Feb 1893 in Sobutte Co, MT

m.24 Apr 1896 to Marie Louise Erickson

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Wilford Woodruff, Jr's Timeline

1840
March 22, 1840
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA
1867
September 11, 1867
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
October 12, 1867
Age 27
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1869
January 10, 1869
Age 28
St Thomas, Clark, NV, USA
1871
September 25, 1871
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1873
December 15, 1873
Age 33
Randolph, Rich, UT, USA
1876
March 30, 1876
Age 36
Randolph, Rich, UT, USA
1879
May 25, 1879
Age 39
St George, Washington, Utah, United States
1880
March 1, 1880
Age 39
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1882
March 15, 1882
Age 41
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States