Sarah Frances Griffin

b. 13 June 1852, d. 25 September 1897
  • Father: Jay Griffin b. circa 6 August 1810, d. 29 October 1851
  • Mother: Sarah Bennett b. circa 6 September 1815, d. 8 January 1880
  • Sarah Frances Griffin was born on 13 June 1852 in Philipstown, Putnam County, New York.
  • She was known as Fannie.
  • Benjamin Odell and Sarah Bennett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Philipstown, New York, enumerated near the household of Sarah's son Jacob Griffin.. Other members of the household included Sarah Frances Griffin, Benjamin Odell Jr., Marcus Griffin, Ellen Odell and Eunice Odell.
  • Sarah Bennett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Philipstown, New York, enumerated next to the household of her son Jacob.. Other members of the household included Sarah Frances Griffin, Bennett A. Griffin, Marcus Griffin, Ellen Odell and Eunice Odell.
  • She married William Thomas Woolcock, son of Thomas Woolcock and Susanna Testick Rescorl, on 27 April 1871 in Manhattan, New York.
  • William Thomas Woolcock and Sarah Frances Griffin appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York. Other members of the household included Jessie Woolcock, Edwin T. Woolcock, Charles Jay Woolcock, Ella F. Woolcock and Richard Woolcock. Daughter Jessie also is enumerated in the Peekskill household of Sarah's childless half-sister Ellen Odell Brown.
  • The following appeared on 5 June 1897 in the Putnam County Republican: Mrs. Amy Wanless, wife of Richard Wanless, died at her home in Asbury Park, N. J., on Tuesday of last week, from apoplexy, after a brief illness. Mrs. Wanless was born in Philipstown, Putnam Co., in 1850, and after her first marriage to William Rolfe, resided in Peekskill until the death of her husband in 1885. In 1892 she was married to Mr. Wanless and went to reside in New Jersey. The deceased is survived by two children by her first husband, Charles Rolfe, a carpenter, who resides in Peekskill, and Mrs. Frred. Hyatt, of New Canaan, Conn., and her husband, three brothers, John, Marcus and Jacob N. Griffin of Putnam Valley, and also Mrs. Willian Woolcock, of Sterlington. Mrs. Wanless' father, two brothers, Willian Henry, George and Mrs. Elvin Chase, all died from the same complaint, apoplexy. The remains were brought to Peekskill on Thursday and the funeral services were held from the residence of Mr. Edward Woolcock on Depew St. Interment at.
  • Sarah Frances Griffin died on 25 September 1897 at age 45 in Sterlington, Rockland County, New York.
  • William Thomas Woolcock became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery, Van Cortlandtville, Westchester County, New York.
  • She was interred at Van Cortlandtville, Westchester County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 2 October 1897 in The Highland Democrat: (Peekskill) The funeral services of Sarah F. Woolcock, wife of William T. Woolcock, of Sterlington, Rockland county, N. Y., were held in this village on Tuesday afternoon, the remains interred at Van Courtlandtville. She died at her home in Sterlington of paralysis, after a brief illness on Saturday last. She was the daughter of the late Jay and Sarah F. Griffin, and was born in Philipstown, Putnam county, on June 13, 1852, and was 45 years, 3 months and 14 days old. About twenty years ago she joined the South street M. E. church. She was a sister of Jacob Griffin, of Oregon, John Griffin and Marcus Griffin of this place and a half sister of Mrs. Edwin Woolcock of Depew street. She leaves a husband and seven children, five sons, Edward, Charles, Richard and George [and] McGrane, and two daughters, Ella and Addie.
  • The following appeared on 20 February 1915 in The Highland Democrat: William T. Woolcock died at his home, Ridge street, about six miles west of Newburgh, on Wednesday, after a brief illness, in his seventy-first year.
         The deceased was born in England, February 18, 1844, the son of Thomas and Susan Woolcock. He came to this country in 1857 with his mother and brothers, his father having preceded them. He was a miner by occupation and with his brother John came here and went to work at the Croft mine in 1867 for Seth Allen, father of the present supervisor of this town. He spent many years here until the blast furnace was closed. His last employment of that nature was with the Sterling Iron Manufacturing Company, Rockland County, as mining superintendent. He resided in Peekskill for some time, and just before June purchased the farm on which he died.
         Mr. Woolcock was a member of Courtlandt Lodge No. 34, F. & A. M., having been initiated July 29, 1867; passed August 28, 1869, and raised December 2, 1869, and made a life member December December 27, 1906. He was also a member of the First M. E. Church.
         The deceased married, in 1870, Miss Fannie Griffin. They have four [sic] children living. She died September 26, 1897. He married, four years later, Mrs. [sic] Carrie Sanger, of Peekskill. She survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Adams, of New York, and Mrs. Chas. Wright, of Peekskill; three sons, Edward [sic], of Poughkeepsie, Charles, of Niagara Falls, and Magrain, of Sloatsburg; two brothers, Edwin and John, of Peekskill, and two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Gardner and Mrs. Philipa Dennis, of Peekskill.
         The remains will be brought to Peekskill, and the funeral services will be held from the First M. E. Church this (Saturday) afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, and will be in charge of Courtlandt Lodge. The interment will be at Hillside.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2015

Family: William Thomas Woolcock b. circa 19 February 1844, d. 17 February 1915