Woodward, Charles H. 1856 - 1885
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/1/2022 at 09:37:45
Elkader Register, 01 Apr. 1885.
On Friday, March 27th, 1885, at Independence, Iowa, occurred the death of Charles H. Woodward, of Elkader.
Deceased, who was the only son of Mrs. S. T. Woodward, was born at National, Clayton County, Iowa, August 18th, 1856, and was therefore, 29 years, 7 months and 9 days old at the time of his death.
He lived with his parents nearly all his life, studied law in the office of his father, the late Silas T. Woodward, and was admitted to the bar in 1877. His record while a member of the bar was that of an attorney who gave the business entrusted to his care, the closest attention and the benefits of his best efforts, and his future was a promising one. Suddenly, almost without warning, he was stricken with that malady almost worse than death, and was obliged to be sent to the asylum at Independence for treatment. The reports from there in regard to his condition were quite favorable until last week, and it was supposed that he would be home in the spring, but last week he was taken sick, and his mother was summoned to his bedside. She arrived in time to be with him during his last hours on earth.
His life, though a short one, contains much that is to be praised. When his father was afflicted with the malady which caused his death, Charlie took hold of his business affairs, and by hard labor succeeded in getting them almost straightened out. His life was devoted to his aged parents and little sister, and his every thought was for their care and comfort.
The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon, and after a short service at the house by Rev. L. U. McKee, his remains were taken to the east side cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives, and there laid to their final rest. He leaves an aged mother and little sister to mourn his loss, and they will have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their affliction.
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