George W Woodside

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GEORGE W. WOODSIDE, who has a farm near Brick Church, in Burrell township, Armstrong county, where he has resided for almost half a century, is a native of Jefferson county, Pa., born Aug. 9, 1860.

Nathan Woodside, his father, was born in Armstrong county, son of William Woodside, of Dauphin county, Pa., who married before he came to Armstrong county. He was a farmer, and lived to a ripe old age. He and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church. Nathan Woodside married Rebecca Sheesley, and they had a family of five children, three sons and two daughters, namely: Sophia Ellen married John Knell, and they now reside at Leechburg, Armstrong county (they have a family of seven children); Nancy died unmarried; William L. is a farmer in Burrell township; George R. is mentioned below; Daniel, who is a farmer in Westmoreland county, Pa., married Mary Nooma, and has two children, one son and one daughter.

George R. Woodside was three years old when brought to his present home in Burrell township, Armstrong county, where he has lived since 1864. His property consists of sixty-three acres, most of which is under cultivation, Mr. Woodside raising grain, hay and stock. He has been an enterprising and progressive worker, and his intelligent management of his own affairs has led to his selection for public trust, his fellow citizens having chosen him to the position of township auditor, which he held for two terms. He is a Democrat in his political relations. He and his family are Lutherans, attending St. Michael`s, the Brick Church.

On Oct. 28, 1886, Mr. Woodside married Laura Swank, of Plum Creek township, daughter of Daniel and Lavina (Loehr) Swank, and they have children as follows: Ella Pearl, born Sept. 25, 1887, wife of Ward Lookabaugh; Ida Leonia, born Sept. 24, 1889, who is married to Albert Thomas, of Burrell township, a farmer, and has two children, Charles Edgar and George J.; Vivian Agnes, born Jan. 17, 1892, who is at home; Lavina Helen, born Nov. 11. 1894; Hazel Vesta, born June 1, 1898; and Glenn Rugh, born Dec. 12, 1902.

Source: Page 679, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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