Obituary: 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 Gettysberg 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, Grand Army of the Republic, 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.
California Death Index:
Name: Rogers O Woodward
Birth Year: abt 1835
Death Date: 20 Jan 1917
Age at Death: 82
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Name: Rogers O . Woodward
Regiment State/Origin: Vermont
Regiment: 14th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M557 roll 14
Name: Roger O Woodward
Enlistment Date: 27 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Vermont 14th Infantry Regiment on 21 Oct 1862. Mustered out on 30 Jul 1863 at Brattleboro, VT.
Death Date: 20 Jan 1917
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Research by Harold Slavik