Warren Sentinel Leader Vol. 59 No. 38 Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1915
Front Page Column 4
Wants to Come Home
Mrs. B. B. Woodworth, Goodrich, N. Dakota writes that they have finished threshing and have 910 Bu. Wheat, 2067 oats, 1504 barley, raised on their place this year. Her husband is in poor health and requires constant care. He talks incessantly of returning to Warren to be with his friends, but owing to his feeble condition it is feared he could not stand the trip. The family look forward to letters from Warren, which brings news from home and friends of long ago. Later- Word has been received that B. B. Woodworth died Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. He became unconscious at noon and never regained consciousness. The family expects to leave there Thursday, with the remains. A suitable obituary will be given next week.
Article found-Warren Public Library, Warren, Illinois
Warren Sentinel Leader Vol. 59 No. 39 Nov. 3, 1915
FORMER RESIDENT DEAD
B. B. Woodworth passed away Oct. 24 at his home in Goodrich N. Dakota
Benjamin Babb Woodworth, son of Luther Porter and Marcia M. Woodworth was born in Painesville, Ohio. March 13, 1841 and passed away at his home six miles south of Goodrich, N. D. Sunday Oct. 24. Aged 74 years 7 months 11 days. He was one of a family of six, one brother William and four sisters Almira Sherk, Martha Wing, Alida Brininger, and Inez Elston, none of whom are living except Mrs. Elston of Arnold’s Park, Iowa. The youngest of the family.
The deceased came to Warren with his parents in 1851 and lived with them on the old Woodworth homestead southwest of Warren. He was married to Marian Batters, Sept. 2, 1862, he had previously enlisted in Company K. of the 96th Illinois Infantry. The day following his marriage he went with his regiment to the front. He was mustered out at the close of the war, after which he lived in and around Warren until fourteen years ago when he moved to Goodrich N. D. where he took up a homestead.
The illness of Mr. Woodworth has been of long duration, for the lasts year he has been confined to his home. Previous to this time he made several visits to his old home at Warren. He never once forgot his earliest friends and his happiest hours were spent with them. He has been a faithful member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Warren for a number of years. He leaves to mourn his loss a most faithful wife, three daughters, Mrs. Alice Pritchard of Warren, Illinois, Mrs. Nellie Bennett of Colville, Washington, Mrs. Inez Grape of Goodrich N. D. one son L. P. Woodworth of Cathese N. D. Twenty Three Grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One son and one daughter having preceeded their father to the Great Beyond.
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. At the Baptist church conducted by Rev. L. A. Miller of Griggsville, Illinois, assisted by Reverend Miller of the M. E. church, the G.A.R. and Ladies of the G.A.R.