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Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
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Description: Death of W.P. Woods

Date: February 9 1902

Newspaper published in: Tucson

Source: library

Early last evening the many friends of W.P. Woods were shocked to hear of the sudden demise of this pioneer resident, at his home on Fourth avenue and Twelfth street. During the afternoon, together with his intimate and old-time friend, John N. Brown, Mr. Woods was out driving. He had been complaining some, but did not realize that anything serious was the matter. This was after 4 o’clock. Mr. Brown was telephoned for at 6 o’clock and he immediately repaired to Mr. Woods’ home, only to find his friend stricken down. Physicians were summoned, and for twenty minutes applied restoratives without avail. Apoplexy was assigned as the cause of death.

Mr. Woods has been a prominent figure in Tucson since 1875. He was born in Missouri, and at the time of his death was 68 years old. He has been very fortunate in his financial transactions, and had amassed a fortune in his mining and real estate deals, of probably $60,000. Besides the Delta corner and some east of that, he possessed an elegant home and other city property. He served twice by appointment, in the city council, the last time as successor to the late Charles T. Etchells, during the Hoff administration. He has managed the closing up of several estates, the last one being that of the late James Finley, later the estate of Ellen Finley, deceased, who soon followed Mr. Finley.

Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his loss.

Two brothers in Fayette, Missouri, were wired last evening, and upon their answer depends the arrangements for the funeral.


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