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picture William Hartman WOODIN II

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 27 May 1868 - Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA 6 7 8
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 May 1934 - New York, New York, New York, USA 6
         Burial: in Pine Grove Market Street, Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA 9

Events
He graduated with He graduated from Woodridge School in New York, and from the School of Mines of Columbia University in 1890. 11
He worked as a Secretary of the Treasury 3 March 1933 to 31 Dec 1933 under FDR, General Superintendent of Jackson & Woodin Manufacturing Company in 1895 and President of American Car and Foundry Company in 1922. 6 12
He was Presbyterian. 13
He had a residence on 20 Jun 1900 in Briar Creek, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA. 14


Parents
         Father: Clemuel Richetts WOODIN 3
         Mother: Mary Louise DICKERMAN 15

Spouses and Children
1. *Annie JESSUP 5 6 
       Marriage: 9 Oct 1889 16 17 18
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Mary L. WOODIN 6 14 19
                2. Annie J. WOODIN 6 14 19
                3. William Hartman WOODIN Jr. 6 5 19
                4. Elizabeth H. WOODIN 6

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General:
Biographical Sketch of William H. Woodin

William H. Woodin was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be the 51st Secretary of the Treasury. He served from March 5, 1933 to December 31, 1933.

The country was in the depths of the depression when President Roosevelt named Woodin to be Secretary of the Treasury. On March 9, President Roosevelt called a special session of the Congress. The first act of the new Administration was to declare a "banking holiday," using the authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. This closed all the banking and financial institutions in the country for ten days. They were allowed to reopen only under regulations that the Treasury Department was charged with enforcing by the new Congress, which had quickly approved the Emergency Banking Act giving the President broad economic powers. It was a time of crisis, and the Secretary of the Treasury faced a tremendous amount of detail, including issuance of millions of new currency in Federal Reserve Bank notes, classification of the closed banks according to liquidity of assets, and many other activities all designed to restore public confidence.

In a matter of weeks, Woodin delivered a series of orders, supplementing President Roosevelt's executive orders. These controlled the holding, use of, and exporting of gold. The first of the orders was promulgated in April 1933. Woodin, a staunch supporter of candidate Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign and a firm believer in the principles and policies enunciated as the "New Deal," taxed his strength in the successful efforts to restore confidence in the dollar and in the Republic, at home and in other countries. He suffered a breakdown of his health, and was compelled to resign as Secretary by the end of the first year.

Woodin was born May 27, 1868, at Berwick, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Woodridge School in New York, and from the School of Mines of Columbia University in 1890. In 1892, he became General Superintendent of Jackson & Woodin Manufacturing Company, his father's foundry which manufactured steel castings, at Berwick Pennsylvania. He became its President in 1895 when the firm was absorbed into American Car and Foundry Company. Woodin became president of that firm in 1922.

During his career in private industry, Woodin held many directorates in banking institutions, manufacturing concerns, and railroad and shipping firms; served as President of American Car and Foundry Securities Corporation and the same firm's export company. He also was Chairman of the Boards of the American Locomotive Company, the American Car and Foundry Motors Company, the J. B. Brill Company, the Railway Steel Spring Company, and the Montreal Locomotive Works.

He married Annie Jessup of Montrose, Pennsylvania, in 1889, and had four children. He died in New York City on May 3, 1934.

William Hartman Woodin William Woodin was our 51st Secretary of the Treasury. He came into office during a time of national economic ill health, and left office during a time of personal ill health. It was Woodin who carried out President Roosevelt's orders when the president declared a national "Banking Holiday." Woodin oversaw the assessment of the closed banks, and the issuance of millions of dollars of emergency Federal Reserve Bank Notes.

Woodin was born in Pennsylvania, graduated from Columbia University, and took positions of responsibility within his father's business. He was a successful businessman, serving as the Chairman of the Board of at least four companies in railroad equipment manufacturing.

Woodin fell ill shortly after taking office as Secretary of the Treasury, causing him to resign his post. He died just over four months following his resignation.

Denton Journal, Denton, Caroline Co., Maryland, Saturday May 5, 1934 Obituary William H. Woodin, whose warm friendship for Franklin D. Roosevelt led him to take the helm of the Treasury in one of the nation's greatest crises, died Thursday night in a New York hospital. The industrialist and composer, whose health had been frail in recent years, died of the ravages of a throat infection. He would have been 66 years old late this month. For seven months, through the strain of the national bank holiday and the unprecedented monetary experiments of the New Deal, Mr. Woodin held to his past until last November, when he first obtained a leave of absence and finally, on January 1, resigned as Secretary of the Treasury.

Jackson and Woodin Manufacturing Company

"In 1860 Jackson and Woodin began the manufacture of coal and freight cars. In 1867-1868 the business was enlarged by building a wheel foundry, a pipe foundry, rolling mills and a large company store. They employed at that time 1300 men. In 1872 he and Mr. Woodin retired in favor of their eldest sons, General Clarence Gearhart Jackson and Clemuel Ricketts Woodin, who incorporated the business into the Jackson and Woodin Manufacturing Company. General Jackson died in 1880, and the entire management of the Company devolved upon Mr. Woodin, who conducted its affairs in such an able manner that the growth steadily continued until 1899, when it became one of the most important units of the American Car and Foundry Company, known as its Berwick District. This plant now builds both freight and passenger cars and when working at capacity has employed 6300 men. In November 1907, 2530 freight cars of various types were built in 25 days or an average of 101 cars per day. During this month, 20 steel Interboro coaches were also erected and this department now has a capacity for building one and one-half passenger cars per day. Mr. C. R. Woodin's son, William Hartman Woodin II is a very prominent and influential business man of New York city and is now President of the American Car and Foundry Company.

Lime Springs Herald, Lime Springs, Howard Co., IA, Thursday May 17, 1934 Obituary William H. Woodin, who was President Roosevelt's first secretary of the treasury, has passed away, succumbing to the throat infection that forced his resignation from the cabinet last December. In his death the country loses a business man of the highest type and a gentleman who had the respect and affection of all who knew him. He became president of the American Car and Foundry company in 1916, and also was president of the American Locomotive company. His interests were veried, for he was musician, composer, art lover and student of government as well as leader in industry. 3 6 10 11 20

picture William Hartman WOODIN I

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: ,, Pennsylvania, USA 21
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Spouses and Children
1. *Unnamed
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Clemuel Richetts WOODIN 3


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William Hartman WOODIN Jr.

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 14 May 1899 - Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA 5 19 22 23
    Christening: 
          Death: 9 Mar 1949 - Atherton, San Mateo, California, USA 5 22
         Burial: 10 Mar 1949 - Pine Grove Market Street, Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA 5 9

Events
He worked as an American Car and Foundry. 5
He had a residence on 20 Jun 1900 in Briar Creek, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA. 14
He resided at 140 Heather Dr. about 1942 in Atherton, San Mateo, California, USA. 5


Parents
         Father: William Hartman WOODIN II 1 2 3 4 5
         Mother: Annie JESSUP 5 6

Spouses and Children
1. *Carolyne HYDE 24 
       Marriage: 9 Dec 1922 24
         Status: 

2. Nora Hannah MORRIS 25 26 27 28 
       Marriage: 1939-1949
         Status: 

Notes
Death Notes:
140 Heather Dr.
General:
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Marriage Notes (Nora Hannah Morris)
Nora's first husband died in 1939 and William Woodin died in 1949
According to my mother, Nora Morris was William Woodin's nurse before she married him. Most of the family seems to be under the impression that William Woodin Jr. was the Secretary of Treasury. This is in fact not true, it was his father who was Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin Roosevelt.

picture Lema Gertrude WOODLEY

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 15 Feb 1895 29
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Spouses and Children
1. *Abner Walker FLURRY 29 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Spouses and Children
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Parents
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         Mother: Living


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Parents
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         Mother: Living


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      Sex: M


Parents
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         Mother: Living


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      Sex: M


Spouses and Children
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      Sex: F


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Sources


1 Death certificate for Nora (Morris) Jahnke Woodin (File Num: 4900-755
Location: Sonoma County Recorder, Santa Rosa, Calif).

2 Descendants of James Dudley Morris (Genealogy.com
Volume: WFT 23
Edition: Tree 698).

3 Genealogy.com, Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families, Captain William Crispin, Page 262-263 (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=003437&PN=263&SEC=Genealogies%20of%20Pennsylvania%20Families&CD=163).

4 Elva Dumas, Hi (Location: Original E-mail in possession of Ronna Dumas).

5 Death certificate of William Hartman Woodin Jr. 4150-91 (File Num: Death Book 35 Page 336
Location: San Mateo County Recorder, Redwood City, CA).

6 Department of the Treasury Learning Vault (URL: http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/opc0022.html).

7 Genealogy.com, Family History: Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Members, Page 72-73 (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=008193&PN=72&SEC=Americans%20of%20Armorial%20Ancestry&CD=506), born 27 May 1868.

8 1900 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=038070&PN=107a&CD=914), Age 32, born May 1868 in Pennsylvania.

9 Pine Grove Market Street (Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania).

10 Newspaper Archive, Denton Journal, Saturday May 5, 1934 (URL: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Archive/document.asp?position=2&pg=1).

11 William Hartman Woodin (URL: http://www.drbanks.com/currency/sigs/William+H.+Woodin.html).

12 1900 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=038070&PN=107a&CD=914), Manufacturer.

13 The Political Graveyard (URL: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/woodcock-woodley.html).

14 1900 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=038070&PN=107a&CD=914).

15 Genealogy.com, Family History: Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Members, Page 72-73 (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=008193&PN=72&SEC=Americans%20of%20Armorial%20Ancestry&CD=506).

16 Department of the Treasury Learning Vault (URL: http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/opc0022.html), married 1889.

17 Genealogy.com, The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=002360&PN=430&SEC=Refugees%20from%20Long%20Island%20to%20Connecticut%2C%201776&CD=143), 9 Oct 1889.

18 Genealogy.com, Family History: Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Members, Page 72-73 (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=008193&PN=72&SEC=Americans%20of%20Armorial%20Ancestry&CD=506), 9 Oct 1889.

19 Genealogy.com, The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=002360&PN=430&SEC=Refugees%20from%20Long%20Island%20to%20Connecticut%2C%201776&CD=143).

20 Newspaper Archive, The Lime Springs Herald, Thursday May 17, 1934 (URL: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Archive/document.asp?position=2&pg=1).

21 1920 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=3&state=Pennsylvania&county=Columbia&township=Briar+Creek&ed=18&roll=T625_1554&STAbrv=PA&startimg=935&endimg=974&rp=973&hash=1406771953&width=2581&height=1881&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale), Father of Clemuel Woodin born Pennsylvania.

22 Rootsweb, California Death Records (URL: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi), WOODIN WILLIAM HARTMAN 05/14/1899 JESSUP WOODIN M PENNSYLVANIA SAN MATEO 03/09/1949 49 yrs.

23 1900 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?SEC=Pennsylvania&IN=038070&PN=107a&CD=914), Age 1 born May 1899 in Pennsylvania.

24 Genealogy.com, The Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s Volume I, Lineage Records, Page 932 (URL: http://www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/ifa_image.cgi?IN=002360&PN=430&SEC=Refugees%20from%20Long%20Island%20to%20Connecticut%2C%201776&CD=143).

25 Submitter: Healdsburg Museum, 132 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA 95448, Mrs. Rhoda Morris' Funeral Friday (The Sotoyome Scimitar), Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Nora Jahnke, Kansas City, Missouri."

26 Death certificate of William Hartman Woodin Jr. 4150-91 (File Num: Death Book 35 Page 336
Location: San Mateo County Recorder, Redwood City, CA), Spouse of William Hartman Woodin Jr. was Nora A. Woodin.

27 1920 U. S. Census (Location: http://www.ancestry.com/search/io/browse.asp?c=3&state=Arkansas&county=Benton&township=Wallace&ed=34&roll=T625_54&STAbrv=AR&startimg=710&endimg=740&rp=711&hash=1997917357&width=2377&height=1757&levels=5&colorspace=Grayscale).

28 1910 U. S. Census Valley, Pratt, Kansas (Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Valley, Pratt, Kansas; Roll: T624_453; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 230. http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7884&iid=KST624_453-0230&fn=Wilbert+J&ln=Werris&st=r&ssrc=&pid=188328169), Nora Morris.

29 Jerry F. BURR, Descendants of William Flurry (URL: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/r/JERRY-F-BURR/ODT2-0001.html).


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