Emmett E. Woodruff died suddenly at his home five miles from Union at 5:30 o’clock last Sunday evening November 3.
He was 68 years of age the 26th of October. He had been in poor health for some time but he was able to be up and around and his condition was not considered critical.
He was born at Pickering Village, Ontario, Canada, October 26, 1861. He was married to Miss Mary Phreit September 12, 1881. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive.
They came to the valley in 1902 and bought a home in La Grande, living there a number of years, moving from there to their present location.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. C.E. Lawson and W. H. Woodruff, of near Union; Mrs. M. W. Hanan, Miss Kathryn Woodruff, Mrs. R.C. Rogers, Mrs. G. W. Munro and Miss Ruth Woodruff, all of Portland He was an estimable man, a devoted husband and father, a kind neighbor and friend and he will b sadly missed. Much sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
The funeral was held at the home near Union. Rev. Lee of Union conducted the services. The Union choir sang special songs. Pall bearers were W. O. Haggerty, Tony D. Smith, L. A. Wright, C. L. Cadwell, Eugene Reuter, L. Z. Terrall. Many friends paid their last sad respects to this good man. Interment in the Union cemetery amid a bower of beautiful flowers.
1929 newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader