Note: as 18th -even though birth cert says 11th - this from family. From Aunt Wilma: My father was born the day before that John Woodbridge`s death and for whom he was named (John Woodbridge being Florence's grandfather, who raised her). BIRTHDATE: WW1 draft card - Ernest John Woodbridge, 23y, b. 18 Feb 1894 in Sidnaw, Michigan, employed by DSS&A RR as a RR Brakeman, single BAPTISM: 15 June 1896 by ...lliott Williams Bishop of Marquette (?church) . MARR: 1. Marriages for Kalkaska Co, Michigan; ending Sept 1919: Record #25 2. Photocopy of marriage cert - married by Nathaniel Skidmore, clergy Witt: Morris Curtis & Rosella Danman both of Leetsville, MI MARR: From unk newspaper article: "John Woodbridge of Sidnaw and Miss Ester Irwin of Leetsville were married Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents Mr. & Mrs. Frank Irwin... . DEATH: From daughter, Joyce [Woodbridge] Stancliffe and copy of funeral memorial. In Memory of Ernest John Woodbridge, b. 18 Feb 1894, d. 6 Feb 1981, Interment in Sidnaw Cemetery, Swanson Funeral Home . MILITARY: US Army 21 Nov 1917-3 Feb 1919 OCCUPATION: Conductor for the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad - Retired in 1964 after 53 years. . 1900 Census: Duncan, Houghton, Michigan (age 6) 1920 Census: Duncan, Houghton, Michigan (age 25) John E. & wife living with widowed mother and siblings. 1930 Census: L'Anse, Baraga, Michigan (age 35) John Woodbridge, brakeman for railroad, in-laws living here. 1940 Census: Marquette, Marquette, Michigan (age 46) John E. Woodbridge, widower, railroad conductor, five yrs before he lived in Baraga County, MI. As a recent widower there is a housekeeper living here - Luella Tarkington, 61y. . Went by his middle name, John First United Methodist Church .
OBITUARY: Unknown date and newspaper - Ernest J. Woodbridge, 86, of 805 W. Kaye Ave died Friday evening in Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient since Dec 31. He was born Feb 18, 1894 in Sidnaw and had lived in this area since 1939. Prior to his retirement in 1964, he was employed as a conductor for the Duluth, South shore and Atlantic Railroad, with 53 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He served in the US Army during World War I and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife the former Andreina Cattoi; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence W. ) Brown of Wyandotte, Mrs. John (Wilma) Petrasky of Belleville and Mrs. Floyd (Joyce) Stancliffe of Helena, Montana; three sons, LeRoy Woodbridge of Tucson, AZ, William Woodbridge of Cudahy, Wis, and Ray L. Beauchamp of Chillicothe, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Jennie) Packer of Grand Rapids; two brothers, Morris E. Woodbridge of Marquette and Frederick Woodbridge of High Point, NC; 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will beheld at 1:30 pm Tuesday in the Swanson Funeral Home with Rev Benjamin Bohnsack of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 today. Burial will be in the Sidnaw Cemetery.
Note: BIRTH: Birth Cert from Houghton County, Michigan - Rec #262 - Birthday w
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