Woodruff, Henry Edward

Personal Details

First nameHenry
Middle nameEdward
Place of birthSomerset, England
Date of death7/09/1916
Place of deathBridge St., Muttaburra
Age at death67 years
Cause of death

Suicide by shooting


Henry was the son of Thomas Woodruff and Mary Carpenter, born in Somerset, England.  He had been in Queensland for about 37 years.

Husband of Mary Thwaites who he married in Maryborough, Queensland,  on the 6 December 1877.

Father of –
Reginald Evelyn b.19/02/1879
Ernest Carpenter b.16/04/1881 d.03/01/1882
Bertha Ann b.03/11/1882 d.05/05/1926
Edith Adile b.13/03/1888
Esther Marion b.28/09/1893 d.29/05/1894
Thomas Arthur b.30/12/1890


Business contact year1885, 1888, 1904 up to 1915
RoleWoodruff's Chemist
Business categoryHistoric Retail

Henry was still registered as a Chemist in Muttaburra on the 1915 Census.


Cemetery Record

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Grave numberUnknown
Date of funeral08/09/1916

Order for the burial given by AEK Moreton J.P. Inquiry held at Muttaburra by Thomas R Hall on the 16th September 1916.

He was buried on the 8 September 1916. C Reilly certified the burial, with Walter J Park from the Church of England as minister. George Emblen and Jas Roberts were the witnesses.

Bertha Delaney, (daughter Sword Street Muttaburra) and Thomas R Hall (Justice of the Peace holding the Inquiry, Muttaburra) were the informants.

[Source: Qld Death Certificate]