Denton Richard Woods


Personal and Family Information

Denton was born on 27 MAY 1874 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Robert Samuel Woods and Martha Jane Maxwell.

He died on 5 OCT 1946 in Anderson County, Kansas.

His wife was Minnie Lee Vaughn, who he married on 27 NOV 1902 in Washington County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Charles Blackurn (1904-1982).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Denton Richard Woods


Robert Samuel Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Mary Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore


Martha Jane Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin



Birth27 MAY 1874
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death5 OCT 1946
Place: Anderson County, Kansas
Census8 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 5 to 6
Address: Osage Dwelling 133, family 133 Woods, Robert S, mw 45 married farmer born Ark f&m Tenn “ Martha J wf 38 wife married housekeeeper, born Tenn, f & m Georgia “ John wm 20 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ William wm 18, son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ Martha wf 16 daughter, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “Robert wm 14 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Epraham wm 11 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Thomas wm 10 son single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn Elbert wm 8, son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn George wm 4 son, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn “ Mary wf 1 daughter, single born Ark, f Ark m Tenn dwelling 134, Woods, William H wm 68 born ohio f &m ohio dwelling 132 Jefferson Samuel wm 43 born Ark, f Va m Tenn
Census5 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 25 to 26
Address: Mount Vernon Twp, Denton R Woods enumerator, dwelling283 family 283 Woods, Samuel E, wm born Aug 1868 age 31 married ?? yrs born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn, farmer __ Dora, wife, wf born Mar 1874 age 26 married ?? yrs mother of 2, 2 living born Missouri, f Texas m Missouri __ Alma M , daughter wf born Oct 1894 single born Ark, f Ark m Missouri __ Opal D, daughter wf born July 1898 single, born Ark f Ark, m Missouri __ Denton R, brother wm born May 1874 age 26 single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ George M, brother wm born April 1876 24, single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn
Census9 MAY 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Siloam Springs city, Hico Twp, S Mountain Street visit 556 family 582 Woods Denton R, head mw age 35 married 1 for 7 yrs, born Ark f Ark m Tenn, school teacher __ Minnie L , wife fw age 29 married 1 for 7 yrs mother of 3, 3 living, born Tenn, f N Caroline, m Tenn __ Chrystelle, daughter fw age 6 single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ Charles B, son mw age 5, single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn __ George K, son mw age 6 months, single born Ark, f Ark, m Tenn
Census5 JUN 1920
Place: Barry County, Missouri
Address: Cassville, Flat Creek Twp, 4 North Dwelling 86 family 87 Woods, Denton R, head, rents home, mw age 45 married, born Ark, f&mArk, Preacher, Presbyterian __ Minnie L, wife fw age 36 married bornTenn, f&m Tenn, teacher School __ Crystelle, daughter fw age 16 single, born Ark, f Ark m Tenn __ Charles B, son mw age 15 single, born Ark, f Ark m Tenn __ George K, son mw age 8, single, born Ark, f Ark m Tenn
BurialOCT 1946
Place: Newton County, Missouri
Address: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho findagrave MEMORIAL ID 62467147




Note 1

Denton R Woods is enumerator 1900 Census, Mount Vernon Township, Benton County, ED 13. JUne 1900

Note 2

"Tom J. Woods, born and reared in the Bentonville community, died at his home in Pea Ridge early Saturday morning after an illness of several months. He was 62 years of age.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church at Pea Ridge Sunday afternoon with Dr. Joseph H. Miller, pastor of the Rogers Presbyterian Church conducting the services. Burial was made in the Oakley cemetery.

Mr. Woods was born on the old Woods homestead, two miles east of Bentonville, April 22, 1870. He was the son of Robert S. and Jane Woods, whose father, Wm. H. Woods, came here from East Tennessee in 1832. About 40 years ago Mr. Woods married Miss Mattie Walker of Pea Ridge. To them were born four children, only one surviving her father.

Practically his entire life was spent in farming. His last two years being spent in Pea Ridge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mattie W. Woods, and his daughter, Helen, of the home; his five brothers, Will Woods of Bentonville; Elbert and Eph Woods of Pea Ridge; Rev. Denton R. Woods of Topeka, Kansas and George Woods of Mulberry, Ark. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mattie W. Stipp of Neosho and other relatives. His brothers and sister were present at the funeral

(Benton County Record & Benton Democrat & Benton Sun - Bentonville, Arkansas - June 23, 1932)

(Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Arkansas - June 23, 1932 - obit submitted by

"It is with sad hearts we mourn the death of Thomas Jackson Woods who passed out into the great beyond Saturday morning, June 18 at 7:30 o'clock.

Thomas Jackson Woods was born April 22, 1870 at Bentonville. At different intervals in life Pea Ridge has been his home. In early boyhood he made his home with his parents at their home which is now known as the old "Hunter place". For several years Oakley Chapel was his home. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Walker of Pea Ridge. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, the sons being called away from this world while yet in early childhood.

In 1920 Uncle Tom, as he was better known, moved with his family to Pea Ridge where he resided until death. In early youth, at the age of 12, Uncle Tom united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Then later, as the church united with the U. S. Presbyterian, he united with the Presbyterian church at Pea Ridge. Throughout life Uncle Tom was a devoted and loyal Christian. From early manhood until death he served as an officer in the church, first as an elder in the Cumberland at the Woods Chapel, now known as Mount Eden. In the Pea Ridge church he was ordained as a deacon. This office he retained until his confinement which came in December 1931. Through his many long and trying days of suffering he was kind, patient and a faithful Christian until he was drawn away in the sleep of death..

For eight years he was vice-president of the Farmers Mutual Life Insurance company. This office he faithfully and successfully filled until his long and trying days of illness. Then at that time he was placed on the board of that organization. Besides his many friends who mourn his going he is survived by his wife and daughter, Helen, a sister, Mrs. M. P. Shipp, Neosho, Mo.; five brothers; Will, Bentonville, Reverend Denton, Topeka, Kan.; George, Mulberry, Eph and Albert of Pea Ridge. Dr. Joseph Miller of Rogers officiated at the services, being assisted by Reverend Henderson of Bentonville. Services were in charge of J. W. Bryant Funeral home. The body was laid to rest beside the son in Oakley Chapel cemetery.

(Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Arkansas - June 30, 1932 - obit submitted by

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 14493583

Note 3

Rev. Denton R. Woods, brother of Mrs. N.P. Stipp, 329 Adams Street, Neosho, died Saturday, at Garnett, Kansas. Mr. Woods was a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church.

The body was brought to the Thompson funeral Home in Neosho this afternoon, following the services held in Garnett, and graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Love of Joplin, at 10 o'clock tomorrow forenoon, and by IOOF members in the cemetery here.

Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Mrs.Maud Woods of Garnett, one daughter, Mrs, Crystelle Lee, Drumright, Okla,. two sons, Kenton of New Mexico and Charles, whose home is in Texas, by one grandson, who also lives in Texas, and by his sister, Mrs. Stipp, of Neosho. He has often visited in the Stipp home here and has made many friends here.

The Neosho Daily News October 7, 1946


Denton Woods and Minnie Vaughn were married November 27, 1902, in Rhea, Washington County, Arkansas

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 62467147

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Woods, wife of Rev. B.R. Woods of Topeka, Kans. and sister-in-law of Mrs. N.P. Stipp of this city, will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 11 o'clock Saturday and burial made in IOOF Cemetery.

Mrs. Woods died yesterday and the body will be brought here tomorrow.

Details of Mrs. Woods' death have not been received but the news came as a shock to her relatives here, since it was not known but that she was in the best of health. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Christelle Lee and Charles and Kenneth Woods.

The Rev. Mr. Woods and his wife visited in Neohso last summer and at that time the minister made the statement that he and his wife expected to move to Neosho to spend their old age, and that they both wanted to be buried here.

The Neosho Times January 15, 1931

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