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Woods, George

Born: 1811-05-XX England, United Kingdom

Died: 1878-05-08 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1833-1878 Springfield, Illinois

In 1819, Woods immigrated to America with his father and brother, and they initially settled in St. Louis. In 1833, George Woods married Lucinda Stipp in Illinois, and they settled in Springfield. Woods was a tailor and ran and clothing store in Springfield. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and in the 1840s, he was active in the Sangamon County Whig Party.

Whig City Meeting; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 11 May 1878, 4:3.