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Dudley Duncan Langton

Dudley Duncan Langton
b. 16 February 1875, Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana, to Henry A. and Jeannie F. (Turpin) Langton
d. 10 July 1914, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri

m/1. 29 December 1897, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Hulda Ray Williams
b. 14 October 1874, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to Waldo Wright and Mary L. (Kirkman) Williams
d. 1 January 1944, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Hulda Ray Williams

Maude Higgins

Violet Reese

Children with Hulda Ray Williams:
• Martha Florence (1898-1969) married Walter Clinton McCoy
• Joseph Henry (1900-1969) married (1) Bernice [–?–], (2) Hazel Bye Chambers
• Hulda Isabell (b. 1905) married Lloyd E. Berg Children with Violet Reese:
• Dudley (b. 1912)
• daughter (b. 1914)

Around 1902, Dudley left Delphi, Indiana, for McCroy, Arkansas, then went to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1910. At the time of his death in an auto accident, he was employed as a log buyer.

The local newspaper stated that his widow and two small children in Moberly, Missouri, survived him. However, it seems that he never divorced Mrs. Maude Langton. So, he may or may not have been legally married to Violet Reese. Dudley and Maude did leave Des Moines and lived in Pekin, Illinois, for several years after Mr. Reese threatened Dudley. Mrs. Violet Langton brought Dudley’s body to Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, for burial, despite the complaints of Mrs. Maude Langton.

Submitted by:
Pat McCoy
Laguna Woods CA
E-mail: bplaghls@worldnet.att.net

Calvin J. Woods

Dr. Calvin J. Woods
b. 2 June 1819, Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, to Daniel Thatcher and Flavia (Reese) Woods
d. 14 May 1907, De Funiak Springs, Walton County, Florida

Pamelia Jane McCord
b. 1829, to William McCord
d. 1902

Children with Pamelia Jane McCord:

  • Sarah E. (1851-1880)
  • Ada (1853 – aft 1930) married [–?–] Peeples
  • Laura M. (1855-1947)
  • Lucius Zachary Taylor (1847-1849)

About 1842, Calvin, his father, and two brothers relocated to Centerville, Indiana. Calvin and his brother David had just completed Army service with General Zachary Taylor in the Seminole campaign in Florida where they were involved in at least the start of the Trail of Tears. Calvin studied at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, completing medical studies in Columbus, Ohio, and began practicing medicine in Centerville.

With Dr. John M. Pritchett, he organized the Centerville Scientific and Literary Society as well as helping form the second Masonic Lodge in 1847. He joined the 19th Indiana Volunteer Regiment as a surgeon at the start of the Civil War. Governor Oliver P. Morton drafter Dr. Woods for duty with the Indiana Sanitary Commission and placed him in charge of supplying all Indiana troops to the south and west. After the war he served in Washington as a member of the medical board of pension examiners.

He lived his final years in Centerville but died in 1907 while in Florida. His body was brought back to Centerville for burial with Masonic honors. His death was noted by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Submitted by:
David L. Woods
Hedgesville WV
E-mail: dlwoods70@earthlink.net

Daniel Thatcher Woods

Daniel Thatcher Woods
b. 21 September 1781, Kentucky, to Samuel Woods
d. 12 July 1850, California

m. 10 November 1803, Sumner County, Tennessee
Flavia Reese

Children with Flavia Reese:

  • daughter (b. 1808)
  • LeRoy (1809-1879)
  • Calvin J. (1819-1907)
  • David B. (1821-1849)

Daniel was a surveyor in Pulaski, Tennessee during his young married days. He relocated to Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana, about 1840. His son Rev. LeRoy Woods joined him from a post in Pennsylvania. Calvin and David joined him later and both were prominent citizens of Centerville.

Daniel and his son David left Indiana on 26 March 1849 with a wagon train bound for the California Gold Rush. David was killed by Indians shortly after they arrived in California. Daniel died shortly after David was killed, and both are buried in unmarked graves in Bear River Valley, California.

Submitted by:
David L. Woods
Hedgesville WV
E-mail: dlwoods70@earthlink.net