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Woodward, John W. 1835-1896


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/18/2018 at 15:31:03

This afternoon - Feb'y 6th - at 4 o'clock, John W. Woodward answered to the final summons. For better than six months he has battled with a complication of diseases, that from the beginning threatened an early dissolution. Kind hands administered to his every want, and in the past two months his sister, Mrs. Parish, and his eldest son, J.W., have been at his bedside carefully watching over him and tenderly and lovingly answering to his needs.

Mr. and Mrs. Jno. L. Howorth, at whose home Mr. Woodward resided, have been devoted friends and did everything in their power for the ease and comfort of the patient in their charge. In the hands of his friends and old army comrades he received the very best of attention and care, yet no power could stay the progress of the disease, which slowly, but surely accomplished its mission, the friends and relatives painfully aware that the end was only a question of time.

John W. Woodward was born in Westford, Mass., August 6th, 1835; his age was therefore 60 years and 6 months. When a small boy, with his parents, he moved to New York state, the family residing there until 1856, when they came to Iowa.

At the breaking out of the war in 1861 John enlisted in Co. G, 13th U.S. Regulars, a regiment made up of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri volunteers, and of which Gen'l W.T Sherman was the first commander. The period of his service in the war was three years and three months, a service which the record proves that he was a good soldier, faithful to every duty, brave and fearless before the enemy, and patriotic to his country.

He became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic in the early organization of Hervey Dix Post at McGregor, from which he was transferred to the Monona Post three years ago, and in which he was an honored member.

Two sisters survive him, Mrs. B.F. Jewett of Bangor, N.Y., and Mrs. A.S. Parish of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Three children mourn his death, Mrs. H.C. Liedike of Denver, Colorado; G.W. and C.E. Woodward of Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Parish and the eldest son, G.W. Woodward, have been here for the past two months.

Thus another of the Veterans of the war is mustered out of life's service. Taps were sounded - lights out! He who bravely bared his heart to the foe and nobly marched to the beat of the drum and at the call of the bugle, a hero in war, a patriot in citizenship, is numbered with the grand army on the eternal camping ground. John had his good qualities. In life's journey he may have had his faults. Who of us that has no fault? The good we emulate, the balance is forgotten. They who mourn part with a father and a brother. The family circle has another broken link, a vacant chair, the father called to his reward.

The funeral services will be held at the M.E. church Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Smith and Rev. Littler officiating. The Monona Post, G.A.R. will have charge. Members of the Post are requested to be at the hall promptly at 1 o'clock.

~Monona Leader, Thursday, February 6, 1896

Note: s/o Parker & Louisa (Spaulding) Woodward, both also buried in the Monona City cemetery. His wife may have been Lorana


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