Grace Irene Woods1

F, b. 20 February 1893, d. 14 July 1966
Grace Woods, perhaps mid-1930s
     Grace Irene Woods was born on 20 February 1893 at Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.2,3,4 She was the daughter of James Zachariah Woods and Dora Ann Barber.1,5 Grace Irene Woods was baptized on 25 March 1912 at Holy Rosary Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, at age 19 which is interesting, considering her family was not Catholic and not especially religious.6 Her baptismal name was Grace Irene Mary Woods.7 She was a sales lady in a department store in 1920 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.4

Grace Irene Woods transferred property to Dora Ann (Barber Andrews) Woods described as part NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec 11, Greenbush for $1 and also part NE 1/4 sec 1 and lots 1 2 3 11 12, 13 and 14 blk 11 div. 1 Glenbeulah, for $1 between 28 July 1930 and 2 August 1930 at Glenbeulah, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.8

"Miss Grace Woods of Taycheedah spent Saturday with friends here. Miss Woods, in company with her sister, Mrs. Joyce Zanzig , and sons, Charles and James, have returned from a most interesting motor trip to Schenectady, N. Y., where they visited another sister and family, Mrs. Peter Webber, the former Coral Woods of Glenbeulah. Peter Webber, Jr., the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Webber, left the same day of their arrival for Fort Belvoir, Va., where he is serving Uncle Sam." on 11 September 1941 at Glenbeulah, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.9

Grace Irene Woods transferred property to Elmer A. Schrader, described as part NE 1/2 SW 1/4 section 11, Greenbush for $1 between 8 December 1941 and 20 December 1941 at Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.10 She was a bookkeeper at Taycheedah State Women's Prison, Taycheedah, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA.11
     Grace Irene Woods died on 14 July 1966 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, at age 73.12,13 She was buried at Greenbush Cemetery, Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.14
Last Edited=1 Jul 2020


  1. [S65] 1900 US Federal Census, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, James Woods family, Greenbush Twp., ED 52, page 1B-2A (8362) (images 2-3/35), dwelling 24, family 24; citing NARA microfilm roll T623_1818.
  2. [S879] Grace Irene Woods entry, photostat of original birth record n. n. (corrected 28 Oct 1948), Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Bothell, King, Washington, USA.
  3. [S187] "Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907. Wisconsin Vital Records Index", Index, Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, URL 2000, Grace I. Woods, St. Croix County [error, misindexing of counties 2-Z], roll 0277, record 001328, citing Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.
  4. [S70] 1920 US Census WI, Milwaukee 1999, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, Nora Stiemke household (boarding house), 6th ward, Milwaukee, ED 80, sheet 4B (Anc. image 8/24), dwelling 75, family 105, accessed 7 Jul 2019; citing Roll T625_1999.
  5. [S2] "Personal knowledge", by B. Zanzig. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Bothell, King, Washington, USA).
  6. [S444] Privately held, Certificate of Baptism, Grace Irene Mary Woods: Certificate is for Grace Irene Mary Woods, (26 Mar 1912), checked 20170102, Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Bothell, King, Washington, USA. Hereinafter cited as Grace Woods Baptism Certificate.
  7. [S444] Privately held, Grace Woods Baptism Certificate, 26 Mar 1912, Collection of Barbara Zanzig.
  8. [S1569] "Property Transfers," Sheboygan Press 1930 Aug 6 (8 Aug 1930): "Property Transfers", 6 Aug 1930, p. 9, viewed 17 Apr 2016.
  9. [S1571] Anonymous, "Sheboygan (Wis.) Press". The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, "Glenbeulah", 11 Sep 1941, p. 10, viewed 17 Apr 2016.
  10. [S1568] "Transfers of Property are Recorded at County Office," Sheboygan Press 1941 Dec 26 (26 Dec 1941): “Transfers of Property Are Recorded at County Office”, 26 Dec 1941, p. 13, viewed 17 Apr 2016.
  11. [S2] "Personal knowledge", , Chas. Zanzig recollection; he was her executor.
  12. [S420] Grace Irene Woods, Wisconsin death certificate unknown number, Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Bothell, King, Washington, USA. Hereinafter cited as Grace Woods Death Certificate.
  13. [S488] Val Krug Crane, "Email: Crane, 2003 12 28, "Re: Woods/Barber genealogy data"," e-mail message from e-mail address (San Diego, CA) to Barbara Zanzig, 28 Dec 2003, This source says death year was 1965; that Val had just gotten her driving learner's permit (age 15 1/2).. Hereinafter cited as "Weber family info."
  14. [S895] "Miss Grace Woods," Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter (Grace Woods obituary) (15 Jul 1966).
  15. [S1371] Wisconsin State Census, 1905, Sheboygan Co. 28, unknown county, unknown state, population schedule,, James Woods family, Town of Greenbush, p. 13 (stamped 45), family 250, accessed 6 Feb 2012; citing; Roll CSUSAWI1905_28.
  16. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census (WI, Sheboygan 1738), Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, James Woods household, Greenbush Twp., ED 92, p. 1B (5051) (image 2/33), dwell. 14, fam. 14, viewed 29 Aug 2012; citing Roll T624_1738, FHL film no. 1375751; National Archives and Records Administration.
  17. [S1108] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press 1921 Aug 24 (24 Aug 1921).
  18. [S1541] "James Woods of Greenbush Dies of Pneumonia", The Sheboygan (Wisc.) Press (1927), Sheboygan, WI, 8 Feb 1827, photocopy. Hereinafter cited as Sheboygan Press.
  19. [S593] 1930 US Census WI, Fond du Lac 2573, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin, population schedule, Heritage Quest, (, Wisconsin Industrial Home, Taycheedah Twp., ED 20-51, sheet 16A (227) (image 31/31), no dwelling, no family; citing Roll T626_2573.
  20. [S1393] 1940 United States Federal Census, WI, Fond du Lac 4480, Fond du Lac Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women; citing NARA microfilm roll T627_4480.
  21. [S1570] Anonymous, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) Commonwealth Reporter (n.p.:, 1966), "Miss Grace Woods", 15 Jul 1966, p. 18, viewed 17 Apr 2016.