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BAWDEN: Benjamin WOODWARD "Ben", 2nd child of Stephen Douglas and Ella WOODWARD, helps uncle JB PHELPS in lumber industry, died age 46 in L.A., California

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Benjamin WOODWARD born 3 Nov 1872 in Davenport, graduated from Davenport High School and began his career with uncle JB [John BAKER] PHELPS in the office of LINDSAY-PHELPS Lumber Company.

He worked for the Cloquet Lumber Company in Minnesota, the Pigeon River Lumber Company in South Carolina and finally, before poor health caused him to retire, he was manager of the northwest territory for Lacy and Company, one of the largest lumber factoring concerns in the country.

Ben did not marry. He died at age 46, 6 Aug 1918 in Los Angeles, California, of a brain tumor. He willed his estate to his mother, his sister [Mary Elizabeth] and nephew, Stephen Lee/Lea ELY.

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Bawden4 , from Iowa, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: BAWDEN, BEECHER, LIPPINCOTT and 8 other(s).

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by Bawden4 on 2012-01-25 15:59:58

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

This blog appeared on page 141 of the above vinyl-bound issue.
Also references listed at the end:
Scott County Iowa vital records: marriage, death
Davenport Democrat and Leader newspaper: 20 May 1909 p. 12; 14 Dec 1914, p. 13; 1 Aug 1917 p. 10; 7 Aug 1918 p. 11; 2 Oct 1919 no page; 6 May 1924 p. 9; 18 Jul 1932 p. 13
History of Scott County, Iowa by H. E. Downer 1910
Family History by Harry Bawden, (undated)
California State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: death
Oakdale Memorial Gardens, 2501 Eastern Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52803 [email protected]

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