David Patten Woodruff

Woodruff, David Patten (Sr.), (1854-1927), was born on 4 Apr. 1854 in Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was the son of Wilford Woodruff and Sarah Brown. David married Arabell Jane Hatch on 19 Feb. 1877 in Logan, Cache County, Utah. David was an active businessman and community advocate. David ran for political office and was elected assessor and collector in Uintah County, Utah and treasurer in Big Horn County, Wyoming. He served as a Bishop’s counselor and High Counselor in the Big Horn Stake. David was widowed and subsequently married Sarah A. Rolph on 26 Jul. 1924 in Gem County, Idaho. They relocated to Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California where he died on 21 Jan. 1937. David was buried in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.


David Patten Woodruff (KW8K-F5K), “Family Tree,” database FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Jan. 2020). David Patten Woodruff, The Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/david-patten-woodruff, accessed 5 Jan. 2022). 1900 U.S. Census, Burlington, Big Horn, Wyoming, p. 5, David P. Woodruff. Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members, vol. 34 (SLC: Genealogical Society of UT, 1924-29), p. 84. Frank Ellwood Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913), p. 1261. Gem County (Idaho) Recorder, “Idaho, Gem County, Marriage Records, 1881-2000: Marriage License Affidavits, 1920-1924,” p. 711A, David P. Woodruff and Sarah A. Rolph, 26 Jul. 1924; Gem County Clerk, Emmett, ID; DGS 100927246, image 136/500, US and Canada, FHL. “California, State Board of Health (Los Angeles County, “Los Angeles County, California, Index to Deaths, 1905-1978 and Death Records, 1889-1960: Death Certificates, Los Angeles, California, nos. 1-499, 1937 (Jan),” p. 191, David Patten Woodruff; California State Archives, Sacramento; microfilm 2281131, DGS 5588440, image 201/519. US and Canada, FHL.“David Patten Woodruff,” Salt Lake Telegram, 1 Jan. 1937, p. 26. “David Patten Woodruff, Sr.,” Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington Co., ID.; Find a Grave. 30 Jun. 2007, memorial no. 20183083 (findagrave.com, accessed 23 Jan. 2021).

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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

    Sarah Brown was Born ^in Henderson^ Jefferson Co New York Jan 1st 1834 Sarah Brown Daughter of Henry & [Rhoda] Brown Married to Wilford Woodruff sen March 13 1853 NAMES Born Marrid Died Age David Patten April 4th 1854 Drowned June 16 1877 [J H] ...
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    Part of Journal (January 1854 – December 1859)

    we had a good meeting. Elder Franklin Richards was to preside over the mission. He received his blessing on Sunday evening. those that received their blessing this evening to go to England were George Grant Wm Kimball Joseph Young Edmund Elsworth Brother Little & anoth[e]r Brother we also blessed Brother Kesler & Hollady to go to the states many goods remarks were made & good blessings given them
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