Family of Warren Brown WOODMAN and Lucelia A FELKER
The marriage record for son Frank to Blanche Ford lists his parents' names, including mother's maiden name, Lucelia Felker. In the 1880 census2315 for Searsport, Lucelia Woodman is listed as born ~1848, with son Frank Woodman, age 3. From this information, it is assumed Lucelia married ~1876.
In 1880, Warren, Lucelia and Frank Woodman are living in the household of Eleanor C Woodman, his widowed mother. From that start his parents were determined. In 1850 and 1860, Warren lived with his parents. On Nov 10, 1862, at Searsport, ME, Warren enlisted in Col K, Maine 26th Inf Regiment. He was mustered out Aug 17, 1863, at Bangor, ME. In 1870, he was again living with his parents. Warren Brown Woodman died2813 in Rosario, Argentina, of heart failure, at the age of 87, "as nearly as can be ascertained." His son, Frank Warren Woodman, of Quincy, Mass, and his nephew Charles Warren Woodman of Portland, ME, were notified by mail, Jun 17, 1931. The file regarding his death comprises some 32 pages of documents and correspondence. A funeral for Warren was conducted at his home in Rosario, by the Episcopalian minister, Rev A W Allen, attended by many of the Consul staff. Warren was a veteran of the Civil War and a pensioner thereof, and the coffin was draped and covered by the American flag. A Mr Gibbons, an attorney of the firm Gibbons & Rodriguez in Argentina, was authorized to take actions for Warren's estate, and, apparently, powers of attorney were received from Charles and Frank Woodman. Letters back and forth from Argentina and the United States detailed difficulties in export of money. These were difficult times in Argentina, following the crash of 1929, and political coups had been the norm there. An apparent difference between Argentinian paper money and U.S. funds transformed some $15000 (paper) to payments to Frank and Charles on the order of $450 and $125 respectively (U.S. funds). That reduction was a result of the application of some (perhaps questionable) fees amounting to some $7000 for "Death Duites and Fees" and other claims by doctors, tailors, rent, tombstone and cemetery care. The remainder of $8000 was apparently in what the attorneys characterized as "paper," which, when converted to U.S. funds, was as indicated above. Correspondence also indicates "difficulties," in a letter dated Sep 7, 1934, in receipt of letters of administration from the widow of Frank Woodman, Mary H Woodman, of 30 Beebe Road, Quincy, Mass. Eventually, transfers were made and a further balance due of $490 U.S. currency was made to the estates of Frank and Charles Woodman (who had apparently died in the interim.) The estate was finally considered liquidated in September, 1934.
In 1918, Lucelia's son Frank listed on his draft registration card that his nearest relative was H H Felker, likely Lucelia's brother Herbert. It seems likely that Lucelia died before that date as it seems likely Frank would otherwise have listed her as his nearest relative.
Children of Warren Brown WOODMAN and Lucelia A FELKER:
|1.||Frank Warren WOODMAN2315 b. 1876 Aug 18221 at Searsport, ME4009. d. bef 19342813.|
|md. 1) Blanche Maud FORD|
|md. 2) Mary Hannah ROBBINS|