Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Samuel A. "Sam" Woods  



Birth: Sep. 13, 1909 Brook, Newton, Indiana
Death: Jan. 17, 2000 Knox, Starke, Indiana
Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana


Samuel was the only child born to Clarence Woods and Hattie Aley, who married in December of 1908 around Christmas time.

Sam, aged 20, was again living with his parents. He gave his marital status as single, but he had been briefly married to Doris Jeannette "Mimi" McGee Birth: May 11, 1909 Rensselaer Jasper County Indiana, Death: Apr. 29, 1999 Francesville Pulaski County Indiana Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery Rensselaer Jasper County Indiana married 2nd Charles Leonard Griffin (1911 - 1987) daughter of Landy Frederick McGee and Pearl May Darter
    They married circa 1927 and they had a son
      Jack Fredrick "Pappy" Woods Birth: Mar. 23, 1928 Rensselaer Jasper County Indiana Death: Oct. 16, 2010 Wacouta Goodhue County Minnesota Burial: Wacouta Cemetery Wacouta Goodhue County Minnesota married Violet E Hallen Birth: May 4, 1923 Death: May 15, 1977 Burial: Wacouta Cemetery Wacouta Goodhue County Minnesota daughter of Fredrick and Florence E. Hallen. also married Janis Meredith Eckstrom Birth: Sep. 28, 1928 Red Wing Goodhue County Minnesota Death: Sep. 9, 2015 Red Wing Goodhue County Minnesota Burial: Oakwood Cemetery Red Wing Goodhue County Minnesota married 1st William “Cot” Hanisch. daughter of Carl Eckstrom and Jeanette Johnson


On 27 Jun 1932, Sam married second wife Evelyn E. Busse Birth: Sep. 11, 1912 Death: Sep. 9, 1999 Knox, Starke, Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana daughter of Herbert Emil Busse and Ethel Phoebe Hollandsworth

Samuel, Evelyn, and Carolyn Sue appeared together on the 1940 Census, living in Culver, Marshall, Indiana at 441 S. Main St. Sam was earning a living as a bus driver.

1951 - Jan 24 - Sam Woods Now Affliated With Thoner And Sons
    Sam WOods, veteran Culver motors mechanic, is now affillated with E. Thoer and Sons Chevrolet, Inc.

    Announcement of the appointment to the staff at Thoner's is contained elsewhere in today's Citizen.

    For the past several years Sam has operated his own motor service on South Main Street.


1952 - Jul 2 - Appoint Sam Woods Sales Representative Here For Morcomb Buick
    Boyd W. Morcombe has announced the appointment of Sam Woods, 439 South Main Street, as the sales representative for both new Buicks and used cares for the Morcombe Buick for the Culver Area

    The appointment was announced last week. Sam, as he is familiarly known to his friends, is a veteran in the automotive field having bee associated with car sales and mechanical work since 1928.

    He was a partner in a Winamac form handled Chrysler-Plymouth sales and Studebakers from 1936-1939.

    A native of Brook, Ind. he has been a resident of Culver since 1936.


1959 - Sam Woods Gets New Dealer Franchise
    Sam Woods Sales & Service of Culver has been franchised by the Klein OIl Company of Plymouth for resale of two lubricated fuels


1961 Mar 22 - Local Residents Purchase Hunting And Fishing Camp
    Leaving Culver For Canada

    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Woods have sold their home and business, Woods Sales and Service, at 439 South Main Street to Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Keyser of Culver .

    The Keysers will occupy the home and Mrs. Keyser's brother Mike Fitterling, - will operate the business.

    Mr. and Mrs. Woods, who have been Culver residents since 1936 and have been in business here for 20 years, will leave Monday for Ontario, Canada, where they have purchased a hunting and fishing camp on Oba Lake with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gene McFarland, formerly of Burr Oak.

    The McFarlands recently sold their home to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Butler of Plymouth.

    The camp is located at Mile 212, A.C.R., via Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, which is a distance of 588 miles plus a 60-mile train trip from Culver .

    The Woods and McFarlands have our best wishes for success in their new business ventures.
      Woods Cabins - Gene and Sue McFarland purchased the resort probably from Charlie Clark who built the few original cabins and ran it with her parents Sam and Evelyn Woods. They had no children and had dual citizenship with Canada and the US.
        Between 1960 -1975 Sam Woods and his family established this camps reputation as one of the finest in the Algoma region; Accessible only by train or bush plane, Wood’s Cabins, is situated on the shores of beautiful, and remote, Oba Lake. As the first fishing outfitter located on Oba Lake, Wood’s Cabins has been in business since 1957.


They had a daughter
    Carolyn Sue Woods Birth: Oct. 14, 1933 Marshall County Indiana Death: Jul. 9, 1995 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married 28 May 1955 Chauncy Eugene "Gene" McFarland Birth: 27 May 1918 - Burr Oak Mar, Indiana Death: Knox, Starke, IN Burial: Burr Oak Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana son of Chauncey McFarland and Maude May Mahler


Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 50-17 Name: Samuel Woods
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: S Main
House Number: 441
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Knox, Starke, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Knox, Starke, Indiana
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 16B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 455
Occupation: Bus Driver
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 12
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 20
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 36
Income: 500
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Woods 30
Evelyn Woods 27
Carolyn Sue Woods 6






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