Elbert was born in 1872 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Robert Samuel Woods and Martha Jane Maxwell.
He died on 14 MAR 1936 in Benton County, Arkansas.
His wife was Montez E Price, who he married on 25 FEB 1894 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.
|Death||14 MAR 1936||
|Census||8 JUN 1880||
|Census||21 JUN 1900||
|Census||5 FEB 1920||
The Benton County Democrat , Bentonville, AR, Thursday, March 19, 1936, Page 5 Column 5
FUNERAL OF ELBERT WOODS WAS CONDUCTED SUNDAY
The funeral of Elbert E. Woods, lifelong resident of Benton County and a member of one of the pioneer families in this section, was held on Sunday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church at Pea Ridge. Interment was in the Pea Ridge cemetery. The funeral services was conducted by the youngest brother of the deceased, the Rev. Denton R. Woods of the First Presbyterian Church o Neodesha, Kansas, assisted by Rev. J. Abner Sage, Jr., of the M.E. Church, South, Bentonville.
Mr. Woods had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. His father, Robert S. Woods donated the land on which was built the Presbyterian church two miles east of Bentonville, of which the late Rev. Peter Caranhan was pastor for many years, and was known as the Woods Congregation, later called Mt. Eden. Mr. Woods was one of the seven boys who assisted in making the brick for this church building.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Montez Price Woods, two daughters, Mrs. W.C. Deason of Bentonville and Mrs. L.M. Martin of Pea Ridge; also two sons, C.S. Woods fo Neosho, Mo., and Raymond Woods of Pea Ridge; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Stipp of Neosho, Mo.; three brothers, S.E. Woods, Neodesha, Kansas, and W. W. Woods of Bentonville; also seven grandchildren.
The following piece was written by Rev. Denton R. Woods, in memory of his brother, and read by him at the funeral.
As remembered by his brother, Denton.
He was a beautiful boy with the fairest face,
He worked with skill and he played with grace.
His body was perfect as you ever did see,
His skin was as soft and white as any could be.
Nothing was too daring for him to do,
And what eh undertook he would put it though.
He never estimated himself at half his worth,
But few worthier men ever lived on earth.
Though he was full of fire and pluck and determination,
No gentler man ever lived in God's creation.
If looking of one wholly unselfish and meek,
You needn't go further than this man to seek.
He had some qualities that you seldom ever see –
God grant that they may pass on to you and me.
With a temper like the finest steel that was ever made,
It was with justice and compassion all overlaid.
With this recital I could go on to the end of the day,
But if he were here, on my mouth,
his hand he would lay.
For in his life he did not like the limelight,
And always kept himself well out of sight.
But now I give the main secret of his life's flow,
That made him more than a match for his every foe –
A secret that should be told, not just once or twice –
From beginning to end, it was Christ, it was CHRIST!
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