Woodruff Genealogy – Leicester MA

Woodruff, Frederick O. (8), William B. (7), Hiram (6), David (5), Noah (4), David (3), Samuel (2), Matthew (1). m. Fannie Sturtevant, Feb. 18, 1880. Frederick Orr Woodruff was educated in the public schools of Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Wheelers Preparatory School. After completing his studies at the age of nineteen years, he entered the employ of the old Publishing House of Ira Bradley & Co. on Cornhill, which concern was established the year Mr. Woodruff was born. In a few years he became a partner of the firm, the style of which was then changed to Bradley & Woodruff. In 1891 having become largely interested in Real Estate. Mr. Woodruff sold out his interests in the book business to his partner in order to devote his entire attention to Real Estate. He became an acknowledged authority on Real Estate values in greater Boston. He organized large Real Estate trusts in Boston and New York, and the erection of many of the most modern business structures were due to his efforts. He was the first President of the Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, President Real Estate Co-Operative Bank, Charter Member and Director in the Exchange Trust Co.. member of several clubs in Boston and suburbs. He was a Mason. being a member of Simon W. Robinson Lodge, A. F. & A. -t1., of Lexington, Mass., St. John’s Lodge of Boston, St. Andrew’s Chapter, the Boston Commandery, and Aleppo Temple of the Mystic Shrine. A member of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars, and the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was one of the organizers and charter members of All Saints Episcopal Church of Brooklyn, Mass., and a member of its Vestry for a long period of years. He was married February 18, 1880, to Fannie, daughter of William L. and Martha (Stevens) Sturtevant of the old Sturtevant family who in the early history of Boston. owned a good share of Noddles Island, now East Boston. (See Sturtevant Genealogy). In May, 1912, Mr. Woodruff and family made their home in Lexington, Mass. Frederick O. and Fannie (Sturtevant) Woodruff had children as follows:

(9) Lewis Sturtevant, b. Boston, Jan. 5, 1881; m. May 25, 1904, Mildred Hoyt, daughter of Chas. C. Hoyt of Greenfield, Mass., and New York. (See Hoyt Genealogy). He attended the public schools of Brookline, Stones Preparatory School and Williams College. Lewis and Mildred (Hoyt) Woodruff had children as follows: (10) Chamberlain Hoyt, b. Feb. 4, 1905. (10) Lewis Sturtevant, Jr., b. Dec 27, 1908. Lewis S. Woodruff (9) married second wife Adelia Johnson Gates (widow). June 28, 1916, at Lexington, Mass. Their children are: Martha Frances, b. in Arlington, Mass., May 26, 1917. Fredericd Scott (Second) b. in Arlington, Mass., August 6, 1918. (9) Albert William, b. Boston, April 2. 1882; m. Ellen Marshall Andrews of Cleveland, Ohio, May 20, 1907.

He married second wife, June 22, 1915, Marjorie M. Fhey, b. Cleveland, Ohio., Oct. 10, 1886, daughter of Louis Henry and Elizabeth (Canavan) Fhey. (9) Frederick Scott, b. Boston, May 8, 1887. He attended the public schools in Brookline and Vollanan’s Preparatory School in Boston, from which he graduated in 1905, and entered the employ of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Bankers, of Boston. At the outbreak of the World War, he volunteered in the U. S. Navy, and his record is as follows:

Frederick Scott Woodruff, Ens.

Basin Officer-Boston Section (C. P. 0.) May and part of June, 1917 Officers’ Naval School-1st Naval District June to October, 1917 Average 3.3-22d in Class Instructor and Battalion Commander Naval Training Camp-1st Naval District November 1917 to April 1918 Aid to Commandant-Boston Navy Yard May to June 1918 Assistant Navigator and Signal Officer U. S. S. St. Louis July to November 1918 Had three months sea service in Cruiser Force operating in War Zone and was recommended for Lieutenant (J. G.) and Class 2. U. S. Naval Reserve by CAPTAIN G. S. LINCOLN, U. S. N. Division Officer and Instructor University of Pennsylvania November and December 1918 Commanding U. S.-Submarine Chaser No. 429 Cape May



Washborn, Emory. Historical Sketches of the Town of Leicester, Massachusetts. J. Wilson, 1860. 467 pgs.

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