Monday, April 15, 2013
Henry Woodward was born at Bedford, Leigh, Lancashire, England on March 12, 1853 to William and Betsey (Collier) Woodward. His wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Mathers was born at Bolton, England on April 30, 1854. They came to America in 1883 and lived with Richard and Martha Collier on a farm in Section 6, Somers Township, Kenosha County. Henry and Betsy had seven children, 6 boys and one girl. Henry died May 20, 1903 and Betsy died Feb. 2, 1937.
Children of Henry and Betsy Woodward
James - born Dec. 22, 1873 at Bolton, Lancashire, England. James and his 2 wives are buried at Sylvania Cemetery in Yorkville Township, Racine County.
William - born Dec. 8, 1875 at Bolton, Lancashire, England. Died March 28, 1924. Never married. Buried at Sylvania Cemetery.
John Woodward - born Oct. 29, 1878 at Bolton, Lancashire, England. Married to Wilhelmina (Minnie) Heidersdorf, daughter of Christian and Margaret Heidersdorf (neighbors) Dec. 1, 1922. Died May 23, 1950. Buried at West Lawn Cemetery, Racine County.
Margaret Woodward - born May 14, 1884, married to Otto Melcher. No children. Buried at Sylvania.
Thomas Woodward - born Feb. 29, 1888 at Sylvania (twin died in infancy). Married. Died on Feb. 21, 1973 and buried at West Lawn Cemetery.
Richard - born April 26, 1890 at Sylvania.
Fred - born Nov. 29, 1894 in Wisconsin. Died 1979. Never married. Buried at Sylvania.
Richard's son, Vernon Donald Woodward, born May 2, 1929 lived on the Woodward farm in Section 6, Somers Topwnship.
James' son, Earl Woodward, married Frances Glad Peterson who was born at Uncle Knud Hansen's home in Somers Township.
(Source: Mary Anne Falk, April 1991, Sylvania Cemetery Board of Trustees)