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Mary Amanda Hutchison was born in the state of Ohio, June 1 1839. She was married to James Woodford in Jackson county, Ohio, August 13, 1855.

In 1875 Mr. and Mrs. Woodford moved to Morris county, Kansas, settling on a farm about three miles north of Council Grove, at which place they made their home until October 1902 when they moved to Council Grove in order to enjoy a well earned rest from the harder labors of life.

Mrs. Woodford passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Patnoe, on the old home place, Friday, Dec. 1, 1916. She was a kind and good neighbor, but ever ready to do acts of kindness for those she knew. She was a great lover of nature and flowers, in fact all that is good and beautiful. To know her was to love her.

She was a devoted mother always mindful of the happiness and comfort of her family. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Wm. Patnoe, of the home place, Mrs. Edward Barrett, of Kelso, Mrs. D. A. Stebbins, of Denver, Colo., Wesley Woodford, of Custer, South Dakota, and David Woodford, of Laurel, Maryland. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. A. F. Collins, of Council Grove, Mrs. Fleming, of Kentucky, Perry Hutchinson [sic.], of Parsons, Kansas, and Cash Hutchinson [sic.], of Illinois.

Her husband, Mr. James Woodford, preceded her to the other world August 31, 1915.

In her young womanhood in Ohio, Mrs. Woodford united with the Presbyterian church and on moving to Morris county she [Note: A line appears to be missing from the original text] that church in Council Grove.

She will be greatly missed not only by her children, but also by a large circle of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cowling, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 1916, at the home on North Mission street, after which she was laid to rest beside her husband in Greenwood cemetery.

NOTE: The above transcription was made from a photocopy of the original newspaper article. Errors and discrepancies were not corrected. Mary Amanda Hutchison was born in Pennsylvania, not in Ohio as stated in the first line of the obituary. Her family moved to Ohio when she was about 13 or 14 years old.

Transcribed and Contributed by Maria Collins

Last Updated:  Sunday, November 06, 2005 23:38:38

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