Streator Daily Times Press
Friday, September 30, 1921
AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
After a six month illness with a
complication of diseases, death re-
lieved the suffering of Josiah
Woolford, one of the first of the
settlers in this city. Infirmities
of old age were also the causeof
Mr. Woolford’s death, he being 84
years of age.
The decedent was born in Brad-
ford county, Pa., on January 24,
1837, and came to this city at the
age of twenty five there being but
one house in the village, which was
then called Hardscrabble.
In the year 1863 he was united in
marriage to Maria Sweet to which
union one child was born. His
wife preceded him in death in
1864. At the age of 25 he enlisted
(drafted) as a private in Co. F. (Co. I)
of the 62nd regiment of the ePnnsylvania In-
fantry in the civil war, he having
received an honorable discharge
from the army before coming to
In the year 1872 he was again
United in marriage to Christiana
Ammons and unto this union an-
other child was born, Sadie, who
was united in marriage to Martin
Scholts at Sparland, Ill.
He was married for the third
time to Catherine Forsythe in this
city, December 25, 1836 and two
children wre born to this union,
Ben and Albert, both of whom re-
side in this city. Mrs. Woolford
died twelve years ago.
He was a member of the G.A.R.
and a very active member while he
was able. He was also an active
member of the Christian Church
and a charter member of the U. M.
of A. He was employed as a miner
He is survived by the following
children, all of whom were at his
bedside at the time of his death:
Benjamin and Albert of this city;
Mrs. M. Scholts of Sparland, Ill.,
and William Woolford of Mar-
seilles. He is also survived by 12
grandchildren and one great grand
child and was a stepfather to Mrs.
Oliver Robinson of this city.
The funeral services will be held
at 1:30 Sunday afternoon from
the home and 2 o’clock from the
Christian church with Rev. Cloa-
er officiating. Internment will be
in Moon cemetery. The G.A.R.
and American Legion will be in
charge of the funeral.