Woodruff family page

The Woodruffs are Rick’s mother’s paternal ancestors. Rick’s grandfather was Stanley Marple Woodruff, son of Carl Thomas Woodruff and Charlotte Elizabeth Posnett.

Rick's Woodruff ancestors
Rick’s Woodruff ancestors

Stanley Woodruff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both Stanley and his father Carl worked on the ship yards in and around Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In 1890 Carl Thomas Woodruff owned land in the vicinity of Princeton, New Jersey.

1890 land map showing property owned by Carl T. Woodruff
1890 land map showing property owned by Carl T. Woodruff

Carl and Charlotte Posnett had six children. One died as an infant of diphtheria, and another died at about age 12. The rest lived to adulthood. The children pictured with their mother, Charlotte, in the following photo are probably Edith, Stanley (or possibly Roy), and Grace.

Charlotte Posnett Woodruff with three of her children, about 1914
Charlotte Posnett Woodruff with three of her children, about 1914

Below is Edith Woodruff as an adult.

Edith Woodruff
Edith Woodruff

Ancestor surnames

  • Carle
  • Marple
  • Pitt
  • Posnett
  • Thompson
  • Woodruff

Unanswered questions about the Woodruff family

  • There is some indication that Thomas L. Woodruff was a descendant of Aaron Dickinson Woodruff, a Recolutionary War veteran. Is this true?