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Woodard, Samantha Adkins


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 11/26/2019 at 10:37:59

Samantha J. Woodard was born in Kentucky in 1884 and removed with her parents to Clay township, Harrison county Missouri, in 1852, when she was 8 years old. Her father and mother, Christopher B. and Elizabeth Adkins, who settled on what is known as the old Adkins farm southeast of Davis City, still belonging to the Adkins heirs. On this farm Samantha grew to womanhood. When she was 22 years of age she was married to Wm. Woodard. They were denied any children. Her husband preceded her to the great beyond, April 1, 1916. She was the oldest of a family of five children, all of whom preceded her to the great beyond. A number of years ago she moved to Davis City and lived here a short time and then they bought the farm where Francis Reger now lives and later sold the farm and removed to Oklahoma, living near Douglass until January, 1914, when they started to move to Arkansas and were taken sick on the road and they notified her sister, Mary B. Rains, and his brother, Mac Woodard, who went after them and removed them to the home of Mary B. Rains in New Buda township. She had been afflicted with a running sore on her limb, which pained her so severely as to cause her reason to become impaired to such an extent that she had to have a guardian appointed for her. L. A. Brown was appointed. He kept her with her sister, Mary B. Rains, until July, 1915, when she became violent and was removed to Clarinda, where she died on December 23. Mr. Brown went after the remains and brought them to this city on Dec. 26. Funeral services were held Dec. 27. conducted by Father Henry Reed in the Union Church. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery in the family burying ground. And long may her ashes rest in peace. Thus closes a chapter in the Adkins family. Her father and mother, one sister, Mary B. Rains, and three brothers, George and James and Peter Adkins have all crossed over the river before her. She was an honest, upright, good and true woman and it has been well and truly said that no one in need was ever turned away from her door, always ready to do her part in life and never weary of well doing. We leave her in the hands of a just and all wise Creator.

The Leon Reporter, Jan. 11, 1917


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