Raymond Alden Woodruff (1911-1920)

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Raymond Alden Woodruff
Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 15 May 1911 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 12 Aug 1920 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Robert Franklin Woodruff
Mother: Evelyn Frances Pope
Siblings: Robert Pope Woodruff
Raymond Alden Woodruff
Evelyn Jean Woodruff
Kathryn M. Woodruff


Petoskey Evening News, Friday, August 13, 1920:



Albert Rasmussen, Driver of Car,
Suffers Nervous Breakdown, Lad's
Parents Grief Stricken

Raymond Woodruff, a nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodruff, of Fulton street, was instantly killed at about 6 o'clock Thursday evening by being struck by an automobile truck owned and driven by Albert Rasmussen. The lad, in company with other boys, was crossing State street at Howard street, and started to run across the street. They evidently passed behind one car and directly in from of the truck. The Lad's neck was broken and he died instantly. The other lads dodged back and escaped being hit.

The lad was picked up immediately by Charles Paige and others and carried to a nearby residence. A physician hurried to the scene.

The parents of the lad were prostrate with grief over the death of their son. Mr. Rasmussen, driver of the car, was suffering from a nervous breakdown as a result of the accident.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home. Rev. J. W. Sheehan, pastor of the First Methodist church, will have charge.

Petoskey Evening News, Saturday, August 14, 1920:

-- K. P. attention. As many brothers as possible please meet at Castle hall at 2 o'clock Sunday to attend the funeral of little Raymond Woodruff, Frank J. Densmore, C. C. adv.

Petoskey Evening News, Monday, August 16, 1920:

-- The funeral of Raymond Woodruff, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodruff, was held Sunday afternoon from the home on Fulton street. Rev. J. W. Sheehan, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services. A large number of relatives and friends of the family were present. Burial was in Greenwood.


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  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Woodruff, Raymond Alden
Date of Death: 8/12/1920
Liber: 3
Folio: 649
Place of Death: Petoskey
Woodruff, Raymond Alden
Age: 9
Born: 05/15/1911
Died: 08/12/1920
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file - PEN - 8/13/1920
Sec J Lot-131/4