Alson Woodard family history

Alson Woodard family history

Dates: 1800-1919

Collection includes memories of the Alson Woodard family derived using letters written by family members, 1800-1919.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Woodard, Alson, 1841-1919
  • Call Number: MSS 4183
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Alson Woodard family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4183; Alson Woodard family history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4183, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1995.
Subject Terms
Home and Family; Social Life and Customs; United States
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 25 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Woodard (Alson) family history
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Smith Alson Woodard (1841-1919) fought for the Union during the Civil War.

Smith Alson Woodard was born on 11 February 1841 in Niagara City, New York to John Madison Woodard and Christina Dygert. On 14 December 1862 he married Betsy Anne Wheaton, the daughter of George Wheaton and Ocean Marvin. In 1863 he enlisted in the army and fought for the Union during the Civil War as part of the 118th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He returned in 1864 and the couple eventually raised nine children. S. Alson Woodard died on 4 May 1919 in Hillsdale, Michigan.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts