Stillman Smith Woodcock
Father: Joseph Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: 27 FEB 1841 in Oak Bay, St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick
- Died: 26 SEP 1906 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Mulvane News, Mulvane Kansas, 27 September 1906
(Taken from the Highland Park Herald, Los Angeles, California)
Stillman Smith Woodcock of 427 W. Avenue 52 (Highland Park, California) died Sunday morning (26 September) after an illness of nearly one year. Funeral services were conducted by The Odd Fellows .
Mr. Woodcock was born in St. Davids, New Brunswick in 1841. When a child he settled with his parents in Maine. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the First Maine Heavy Artillery and served in this regiment through the war. For bravery on the field of battle during April, 18 65 he was promoted from Color Bearer to 2nd Lieutenant .
Soon after the war he married and came west, living in Missouri for one year thence to Kansas where he served as Postmaster at Mulvane for five years, resigning this position to accept the office of Sheriff of his county. He later moved to Wichita and engaged in the business of Bridge Contractor.
With his family he came to California in the spring of 1905. A year later he was stricken with an illness as the result of a severe cold from which he never recovered. Mr. Woodcock passed on Sunday morning, 26 September 1906 at 427 W. Avenue 52. He was a member of the IOOF, the AOUW, the Union Veterans union of the GAR, and the East Congregational Church. He leaves his wife, five daughters, and two sons, all of whom live in Highland Park except the married son who lives in Kansas. His youngest daughter passed away three months ago after an illness of a few days.
(Note: Stillman Smith Woodcock cause of death listed as Phthisis Pulmonalis - which is assumed to be the same as Tuberculosis. cw)
FROM 'THE FIRST MAINE HEAVY ARTILLERY' SHAW/HOUSE 1903 PP277:
"Lieutenant Woodcock was the original Wagoner of Company D, but he soon became convinced that a place in the ranks would be more congenial to him than the position of mule driver. He was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant and Color Sergeant, and was put in charge of the regimental colors. For conspicuous bravery at Sailors Creek, Stillman Smith Woodcock was promoted to Lieutenant."
FROM 'My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience as a Nurse in the Union Army. Hartford: A. D. Worthington and Company, 1890. pp: 32,33 ' :
April 6, 1865, the regiment formed the skirmish line of the vanguard of the 2d Army Corps, following General Lee's retreating columns. It made seven distinct charges on the hastily constructed works of the enemy. Their captures during the day amounted to forty-seven wagons, three pieces of artillery, two battle-flags, and three hundred and fifty prisoners. Sergeant Woodcock, who carried the flag at this time, showed such reckless bravery in displaying his colors, always a little in advance of the skirmish-line, (that the colonel sent an orderly bidding him to be more cautious lest the flag fall into the enemy's hands.
Stillman and his family, along with the Dakin and Trickey families, migrated to Missouri in 1869, then to Mulvane, Sumner County, Kansas where he became Postmaster and then Marshal of Mulvane. He was elected Sheriff of Sumner County from January 2, 1894 to January 11, 1896 and lived in Wellington Kansas during that time.
- Record Updated: 16 MAY 2007
, b. 7 DEC 1816 in Oak Bay, St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick
Mother: Mary Merrill
, b. 3 OCT 1822 in Oak Bay, St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick
Family 1: Roxana Marie White
, b. 6 FEB 1847 in St. John, New Brunswick
- Married: 10 APR 1866 in Calais, Maine
Married by S. H. Keeler
- Earl Ladue Woodcock, b. 17 FEB 1867 in Topsfield, Washington, Maine
- Myrta Amelia Woodcock, b. 18 APR 1869 in Topsfield, Maine
- Edward Merrill Woodcock, b. 25 JAN 1871 in Stewartsville, Missouri
- Mary Forest Woodcock, b. 18 MAR 1873 in El Paso, Kansas
- Lulu Augusta Woodcock, b. 18 MAR 1875 in El Paso, Kansas
- Leona Louisa Woodcock, b. 27 FEB 1880 in Mulvane, Kansas
- Clorine White Woodcock, b. 25 OCT 1882 in Mulvane, Kansas
- Hannah Elizabeth Woodcock, b. 24 JUL 1885 in Mulvane, Kansas
- James Joseph Woodcock, b. 3 JUL 1888 in Mulvane, Kansas
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