Helen May Woodruff (Winters)

24 Sep 1873 - 7 Jun 1904


Helen May Woodruff (Winters)

24 Sep 1873 - 7 Jun 1904
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Abraham Owen Woodruff and Helen left to Mexico City to depart on a mission to Germany, They left their 3 children, Helen, June, and Owen, bringing Rhoda with them. They died while in Mexico from complications from Small Pox. Their 4 children became the 'Woodruff Orphans'. My great grandmother was, J
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Helen May Woodruff (Winters)


Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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Son of Wilford and Emma Smith Woodruff, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Died El Paso, Texas, SON OF WILFORD AND EMMA SMITH WOODRUFF APOSTLE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS DIED EL PASO, TEXAS


July 30, 2019


August 1, 2011

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Contributor: hsweeney6391 Created: 3 weeks ago Updated: 3 weeks ago

Abraham Owen Woodruff and Helen left to Mexico City to depart on a mission to Germany, They left their 3 children, Helen, June, and Owen, bringing Rhoda with them. They died while in Mexico from complications from Small Pox. Their 4 children became the "Woodruff Orphans". My great grandmother was, June, one of the orphans. She was then raised primarily by her Aunt Augusta, Heber J. Grant's wife. Augusta was Helen's sister. After reading the book Helen, Owen, and Avery. I can't even begin to judge what happened. Polygamy I can not understand. He was an apostle of the church and they started to pass the manifestos to outlaw Polygamy. In 1904 they announced that all who were practicing in the church would be excommunicated. They then passed a second manifesto. Abraham had a second wife at the time who was pregnant with his child. I can only imagine how torn he felt just abandoning his pregnant wife but also having a deep faith in the gospel and revelations. They sent him off with Helen to avoid prosecutions. They sent him and Helen to Mexico which is where Avery was and gave birth to their child, Ruth. The plan for Helen and Abraham was to serve a mission in Germany. I assume until they figured out a plan or a resolution. He now had children whom he was responsible for, with two different women. But they contracted small pox and died. Avery was now a widow, with a small child, and Helen and Abraham left 4 children orphaned. I can't conclude who was right or wrong, it must of been a horribly tragic thing. I know my Grandmother suffered tremendously without her parents here on earth with her.

Life timeline of Helen May Woodruff (Winters)

Helen May Woodruff (Winters) was born on 24 Sep 1873
Helen May Woodruff (Winters) was 11 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Helen May Woodruff (Winters) was 22 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
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Helen May Woodruff (Winters) died on 7 Jun 1904 at the age of 30
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