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James Woodcock (1938 – 2004)

WESTFIELD – James ”Jim” A. Woodcock, 65, a resident of the Waters of Westfield, formerly of Ellicott Estates, Brocton, Fredonia, and Sheridan, died Tuesday (Nov. 2, 2004) in the Waters of Westfield.

He was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Fredonia, the son of the late Arthur J. and Marie H. Schrader Woodcock. He had been employed by Farmer John’s Fruit Farm for 25 years working in the vineyard and orchards.

His hobby was genealogy and was a former member of the Chautauqua County Genealogy Society. He had done the genealogy of his family and helped others do the same with their families. He also worked with Dr. Douglas Shepard on several projects with old county maps and records. He enjoyed woodworking and making decoupages that he displayed and sold at local craft shows. He loved his cat, Pogo.

He is survived by a brother, Kenneth Woodcock of Norfolk, Va.; and a sister, Karen Brisley of Brocton.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Johnson, who died in 1984.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Morse Funeral Home, Brocton. The Rev. Larry Morrison, will officiate. Interment will be in Webster Street Cemetery, Fredonia.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

James Woodcock To the core members of the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society, Jim was our “diamond in the rough”. Most people won’t have noticed him in the room. He would spend many hours donating his spare time helping others in the Garland Room of the Barker Library. For many years, he was a volunteer at the LDS Branch Library in Fredonia helping researches at that facility. A statement made in the Post Journal:

“His hobby was genealogy and…..He had done the genealogy of his family and helped others do the same with their families. He also worked with Dr. Douglas Shepard on several projects with old county maps and records. He enjoyed woodworking and making decoupages that he displayed and sold at local craft shows. He loved his cat, Pogo.”

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