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John Oliver Woods
Clara Bell Kendrick
Charles Henry Snyder
Anna Dunbar
Richard Julius Woods
Mildred Elizabeth Snyder

Galen Snyder Woods


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Galen Snyder Woods

  • Born: 31 Oct 1930, Cooperstown, , IL, USA 1
  • Died: 25 Sep 2008, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA at age 77 1,93
  • Buried: Gracelawn Memorial, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA 1

bullet  General Notes:

Grandfather of Joey & Corinne. Currently living at 777 S. Monroe, Decatur, IL. (2004)

The following is a poem he wrote to wife Rita, whom he affectionately called "Wench."

"My Dearest Wench --
Who would have thought that an innocent ? date
On Valentine's Day in Forty-Eight,
Was the start of a life of nubial bliss,
With rarely anything slightly amiss.
Our hair gets gray and the wrinkles appear,
But this doesn't seem to dim our cheer.
I hope this continues til the end of time,
Will you be my Valentine?

Galen Snyder Woods"


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 15 May 1940, Cooperstown Township, Brown, IL. 6 Living here were Richard J. as head; Mildred E., his wife; Galen S., and Carol J., their children.

Friendships: Best Friend growing up. 1,6 Vern Chute who lived next door.

Residence, 1965-1999 or 2000, 1416 W. Decatur, Decatur, Macon, IL. 382

Residence, 1999 or 2000 to 2008, 777 S. Monroe, Decatur, Macon, IL. 383

Military Service: Air Force, 1950, England. 384 Enlisted in December, 1950. Became a sargent assigned as a personnel clerk. After training in the U.S., (Fort San Houston, TX, according to his wedding announcement) he was transferred to Germany and then to an air base in England. Rita (his wife) joined him in September, 1951. His address was A.F. 16313428; 7510 Hospital Group, Wimpole Air Base, c/o P.M., A.P.O. New York, NY. -- all according to a newspaper clipping found in a wedding album of Rita & Galen's.

Education. 384 Graduated from Brown County Community High School, then studied at U of Illinois and at the Western Teachers College in Macomb.


Galen married Private

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