Facts and Events
||Albert M Woody
||20 Oct 1836
||Annapolis, Parke, Indiana, United States
||District 85, Parke, Indiana
||Douglas County, Illinoiswas then Coles County
||17 Mar 1859
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United StatesPurchased town lot 11, block 17 Tuscola from J. M. Ephlin
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States
||3 Apr 1860
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United StatesPurchased town lot 7, block 29 from Abigail Maris
||20 Nov 1860
||Douglas County, Illinoisto Margaret A Noel
||1 Jul 1861
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United StatesPurchased town lots 1 & 2, block 31 from B. F. Lewis
||31 Jan 1866
||Camargo, Douglas, Illinois, United StatesPurchased town lot 17, Moss Addition from Coleman Bright
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States
||26 Sep 1876
||Douglas County, Illinoisto Phoebe A Noel
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States
||Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois
||Long Beach Ward 7, Los Angeles, California
||Big River, Mendocino, California, United StatesMove to Canada
||Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
||Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
"Residence & Store of A. M. Woody, Tuscola, Douglas Co., Ill."
- ↑ Albert M Woody, in County of Douglas, Illinois, historical and biographical: with an outline sketch of the Northwest Territory and the state of Illinois. (Chicago: F. A. Battery, 1884), pg 395.
Albert M Woody biographical sketch from County of Douglas, Illinois : historical and biographical : with an outline sketch of the Northwest Territory and of the state of Illinois
(Chicago: F.A. Battery & Co., 1884)S1
ALBERT M. WOODY, ex-Mayor and grocer, was born October 20, 1836, at Annapolis, Ind.
His father, Thomas Woody, a native of North Carolina, moved to Indiana in 1824, settling first near Rockville, and working at his trade, blacksmithing. He did the iron work of the jail at Rockville, and various mills in the vicinity, and was also engaged as a merchant. In 1857, he came to Douglas, then Coles County, and settled on 160 acres, four miles northeast of Tuscola, afterward moving to Tuscola, where he built the first house in the town. Here he kept a boardinghouse and worked as a blacksmith for two years; then entered mercantile business and continued till 1874, when he became book-keeper for his son, our subject. He was a member of the Methodist Church, which was here established in his house, but which soon built a church edifice, the present building. He organized the first Sunday school, also the first temperance society.
Albert M. Woody remained at home till twenty years of age, having but limited educational advantages. He left school at thirteen and entered the store of James Davis as salesman. In about a year he engaged in the grocery business for himself, and one year later formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William Russell, continuing until 1874, when he bought Mr. Russell's interest and has since conducted the business alone. He now carries the largest stock of groceries in the county. In 1878, he was elected Mayor for two years on the Republican ticket, and at the end of his term was nominated by the Republicans and indorsed [sic] by the Democrats, receiving a unanimous vote. He has been a member of the School board for five years, and served as President two years. He leads the choir in the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and has always been at the head of a glee club.
His first wife was Margaret A. Noel, by whom he had two children -- Horatio A., now in store with his father, and Ned in school and manager of the Telephone Exchange. His second wife is Phoebe N. Noel, a sister of his first wife. Both were natives of Crawfordsville, Ind., and both had graduated from college. Mr. Woody is a popular man and has contributed largely to all public enterprises.Ancestry Link
- Gresham, John M. Historical and biographical record of Douglas County, Illinois. (Logansport, Ind.: From press of Wilson, Humphreys & Co., 1900).
- Albert Woody, in Illinois State. Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
Albert was married to Mary Ann Noel and after her death to Phebe Noel.
WOODY, A M NOEL, M A 1860-11-20 A /18 DOUGLAS
WOODY, ALBERT M NOEL, PHEBE 1876-09-26 1 /9 DOUGLAS
- ↑ Albert Parish Woody Sketch, in Kerr, Charles (ed.); E. Merton Coulter; and William Elsey Connelley. History of Kentucky. (Chicago: American Historical Society, 1922).
The biographical sketch of Albert Parish Woody provides the following mention of his grandfather:
His grandfather, Albert M. Woody, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1828, and when a child was brought by his parents to America. The family settled at Tuscola, Illinois, where Albert M. Woody was reared and married and where for many years he conducted a mercantile establishment. Later he removed to Long Beach, California, and spent his last days at Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, where he died in 1915.
[There are inaccuracies in the sketch. Albert M Woody was neither born in Ireland, nor in 1828. However, his wife's mother was Irish.]
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Year: 1850; Census Place: District 85, Parke, Indiana; Roll M432_164; Page: 324A; Image: 652; Dwelling 870; Family 870.
Woody Thomas 45 [abt 1805] Male Blksmith North Carolina
Woody Eleanor 40 [abt 1810] Female North Carolina
Woody George 20 [abt 1830] Male Shoemaker Indiana
Woody Caroline 18 [abt 1832] Female Indiana
Woody Albert 14 [abt 1836] Male Indiana
Woody Sarah J 9 [abt 1841] Female Indiana
Woody Mary E 4 [abt 1846] Female Indiana
Woody Thos F 0 [abt 1850] Male Indiana
Mccord John 22 [abt 1828] Male Carpenter Ohio
Fry Lewis 27 [abt 1823] Male Ohio
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Year: 1860; Census Place: Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois; Roll M653_174; Page: 767; Image: 279; Family History Library Film: 803174; Dwelling 5; Family 5.
Woody Thomas 56 [abt 1804] Male Boarding House; Real:600 North Carolina
Woody Elener C 50 [abt 1810] Female Canada
Woody Albert M 23 [abt 1837] Male Merchant; Pers:400 Indiana
Woody Sarah J 17 [abt 1843] Female Indiana
Woody Mary E 14 [abt 1846] Female Indiana
Woody Thomas F 10 [abt 1850] Male Indiana
Woody Murien 7 [abt 1853] Male Indiana
German Archabel 33 [abt 1827] Male Master Plaster Pennsylvania
German Eliza 27 [abt 1833] Female Kentucky
Beaty Joseph 25 [abt 1835] Male Plaster New Jersey
Summa Gilbert 26 [abt 1834] Male Carpenter Illinois
Calentine Joseph 22 [abt 1838] Male Carpenter Illinois
Linsay Ligh 19 [abt 1841] Male Plaster Virginia
Padalford Sim 24 [abt 1836] Male Clerk Vermont
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Year: 1870; Census Place: Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: 10 of 72; Dwelling: 77; Family: 74.
Woody A M 33 [abt 1837] M W Ret Grocer; Real:3600;Pers:18500 Indiana
Woody M A 27 [abt 1843] F W Keeping House Indiana; Mother of Foreign Birth
Woody H 5 [abt 1865] M W Illinois
Woody N 3 [abt 1867] M W Illinois
Noel P A 31 [abt 1839] F W Indiana; Mother of Foreign Birth
- ↑ United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Year: 1880; Census Place: Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois; Roll: T9_203; Family History Film: 1254203; Page: 149.4000; Enumeration District: 89; Image: 0708.
Woody Albert M W M 43 [abt 1837] [Head] Married Grocer Indiana North Carolina North Carolina
Woody Pheobe W F 41 [abt 1839] Wife Married Keeping House Indiana Kentucky Ireland
Woody Horatio W M 15 [abt 1865] Son Single At School Illinois Indiana Indiana
Woody Ned W M 13 [abt 1867] Son Single At School Illinois Indiana Indiana
Michem Eliza B F 23 [abt 1857] Servant Single Servant Illinois New York Indiana
- ↑ United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624).
Year: 1900; Census Place: Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois; Roll T623_298; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 58; Dwelling 179; Family 180.
Woody Ned N Head White Male Apr 1867 33 Married 11 1889 Illinois Indiana Washington DC Farmer
Woody Sarah M Wife White Female Apr 1868 32 Married 11 1889 Illinois Ireland Ireland
Woody Harold W Son White Male Apr 1893 7 Single Illinois Illinois Illinois
Woody Albert M Father White Male Oct 1836 63 Widowed Indiana North Car. North Car.
- ↑ United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).
Year: 1910; Census Place: Long Beach Ward 7, Los Angeles, California; Roll T624_85; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 874; Dwelling 159; Family 151 (334 East 17th St).
Woody Ned N Head Male White 42 [abt 1868] Married Illinois Indiana Indiana Bookkeeper (Gas Company)
Woody Sallie M Wife Female White 41 [abt 1869] Married Illinois Scotland Scotland None
Woody Harold W Son Male White 17 [abt 1893] Single Illinois Illinois Illinois Laborer (Gas Company)
Woody Albert M Father Male White 74 [abt 1836] Widowed Indiana North Carolina North Carolina None
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
Year: 1911;Census Place: La Combe, Red Deer, Alberta. Page 11, Family No: 117; Domicile 112; Family 117.
Woody Ned N Male Head Married April 1867 44 United States of America Imm;1910 Presbyterian Music teach
Woody Sarah Female Wife Married April 1868 43 United States of America Imm;1910 Presbyterian Music teach
Woody Harold Male Son Single April 1893 18 United States of America Imm;1910 Presbyterian Music teach
Woody Albert Male Father Married October 1847 75 United States of America Imm;1911 Presbyterian Music teach
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Woody Deeds. Douglas County, Illinois.
Extracts from Deed Index, Douglas Recorder's Office.
- ↑ An Illustrated historical atlas map of Douglas County, Illinois: carefully compiled from personal examinations and surveys. (Chicago: W. R. Brink & Co., 1875), p. 96.
- Miscellaneous Newspaper References.
From the Kansas City Times:
1888-01-08 pg 14 At Emporia, Kansas: T. P.[or F] Woody of Woody Brothers' make quartette of Chicago is in the city.
From the Daily InterOcean:
1888-01-12 pg 1: Tuscola, Ill, Jan 11 Special Telegram: The fine residence of ex-Mayor Albert M. Woody, burned here tonight with contents. Loss $10,000; insurance, $3,500 in North British American, $1,000 in Fireman's Association of Philadelphia.
1888-09-13 Part 1, pg 5 Litchfield, Ill Sept 12: [Article about rally for Joe Fifer, Republican candidate for Governor] The Woody Brothers Glee Club from Chicago, sang campaign songs, beginning "Have you Heard the News from Maine? This is the Home of James G. Blaine." which set the crowd in a roar.
1888-11-04 Part 1, pg 2: Mattoon, Ill, Nov 3: The Hon. H. J. Hamlin addressed an overflowing meeting and the famous Woody Brothers' Glee Club entertained the house with their grand songs.
1890-12-14 part Fifth, pg 35, Tuscola: Colonel A. M. Woody, advance agent for the famous Woody Brothers Male Quartet is at home for a few days. The company will be here at an early date to spend a vacation at home.
1890-12-28 part 3, pg 22, Tuscola: The Woody Bros. Quartet closed the year at Decatur, and are now at home until Jan. 5.
1891-07-19 part Third, pg 19, Neoga: The Woody Brothers have been holding a musical convention here this week.
1891-10-04 part 3, pg 19, Tuscola: Ex-Mayor Woody is home again after a long absence.
1891-11-15 part 3, pg 19, Tuscola: Ex-Mayor Woody and son Ned are at home on a vacation.
From the St. Louis Republic:
1889-08-08 pg 6, Special to the Republic. Hillsdale, Ind. Aug 7: The Western Indiana Musical Jubilee was held at Bloomingdale Glens, near here today, and was one of the most successful musical festivals ever held in this section. Over 5,000 people listened to the supurb music rendered by over 8-- voices, comprising the best talent of the State. The festival was under the directorship of Prof. M. C Ware, assisted by the well known Woody Brothers' male quartet of Chicago.