WOODS- In Kirkwood, Tuesday, Jan 28, 1879, Mr. John W. Woods, aged 74 years. Mr. Woods was born in
Knoxville, Blaunt county, Tenn., Dec, 6th, 1804, moved with his parents to Gibson county, Indiana, in
1809. He was married first, August 23, 1827, and again, October 17, 1833. In 1844, he moved with his
family to his old homestead in Warren county, Illinois. He connected with the Seceder church in 1835
where he was made a ruling elder in 1846, remaining such until the union of the Seceders with the
Associated Reform, since which time he has continued a consistent member and officer to the United
Presbyterian church. Mr. Woods was taken sick September 21st, with typhoid pneumonia and for some time
was quite feeble, but of late seemed to be recuperating, and his family were hopeful of his recovery.
Monday, he took a relapse, and died at 5 o�clock, Tuesday morning. He was a man of high standing, and
leaves a multitude of warm friends.
Oquawka Spectator 6 Feb 1879
Submitted by Peggy Carey