Robert H. Woolworth married Mrs. Leslie McGilvra Ball, 05 Jun 1901

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 11, 1901

Wednesday afternoon, June 5, Mr. Rob. Woolworth of James, and Mrs. Leslie Ball of Leeds, at the First Baptist church parsonage in the city, Rev. J. F. Watts officiating.

Mr. Woolworth is a hard working, industrious and popular young farmer living near James. He is a son of J. H. Woolworth of this place.

Mrs. Ball has been a resident of Leeds for the past two years. She is a daughter of Mrs. Laura McGilvra.

The young couple will make their future home upon Mr. Woolworth’s farm. ~Sioux City Sun


Child of Robert Woolworth & Gertrude "Gertie" Elizabeth Potts (first marriage):

Married 08 Sep 1897

Mabel Dorothy Woolworth (married Basil Henshaw) b. Mar 21, 1899 James, IA;  d. Dec 23, 1980 Sioux City, IA


Gertrude Elizabeth Potts

Link to Gertie's Photograph page

 b. 1877 Tama, IA
 d. Sep 5, 1899  James, IA

Her Obituary Link

Child of Alfred C. Ball & Mrs. Leslie McGilvra Ball (first marriage):

Everett Carleton Ball b. Jul 28, 1899 in Doland. S.D.; d. June 6, 1970 Spokane, WA


Alfred C. Ball

b. Dec 6, 1872 Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada
d. ??

His Obituary

Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Woolworth ~abt 1914

Children in the photo: Glen, Everett, Mabel, Vet, Roy, Laura


Children of Robert & Leslie Woolworth:

Year 1919 - Lawrence 3 years, Ruby 9 months, & Laura 5 years

Sisters: Laura & Ruby


(Names are linked to additional family history.)

Sylvester Lester Woolworth  b. May 25, 1902, James, IA;  d. Apr 8, 1977, Sioux City, IA
Baby boy b. Jul 2, 1903 James, IA; d. Jul 3,1903 James, IA
Baby boy b. Jul 1904 James, IA;  d. Jul 1904 James, IA
Glenn Orville Woolworth  b. Nov 28, 1907, James, IA;  d. Jul 21, 1983 Leesburg, FL
Roy Clare Woolworth b. Jul 18, 1910 James, IA;  d. May 10, 1993 Sioux City, IA
Laura Bernice Woolworth Hansen b. Sept 16, 1913 James, IA;  d. Jan 18, 1975  Petaluma, CA
-married Fred Hansen 29 Jan 1938, Sioux City, IA
Lawrence Robert Woolworth b. Oct 28, 1915 James, IA;  d. Sep 22 1993 Sioux City, IA

(Above) Lawrence Robert Woolworth, 10 months old
Ruby Elvira Woolworth  b. Oct 19, 1917  James, IA;  d. May 30, 2002  Riverside, CA Obituary Link

(Above) Ruby, 9 months old, photo dated July 13, 1918
Ruby's Graduation Photo Page link
- Ruby married Fred Alton Foote, 28 Jan 1939, Elk Point, S.D.
Leland Leslie Woolworth b. Feb 9, 1920  James, IA;  d. Nov 12, 1997  Sioux City, IA
-married Evelyn Violet Jones, 01 Mar 1941, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Howard Hershel Woolworth  b.Apr 9, 1922  James, IA;  d. Feb 23, 1996  Chelan, WA Obituary Link
Elda Maye Woolworth  b. Apr 1, 1924 James, IA;   d. May 8, 1926 Sioux City, IA

Elda Maye-taken in 1925

Robert H. threshing with his son, Howard

Robert Woolworth
b. 06 Jul 1873
d. 09 Aug 1952

His Obituary Link


Leslie McGilvra Ball Woolworth
b. 02 Sep 1881
d. 26 Jan 1968

Her Obituary Link

**Family information and photos submitted by family descendant, Colleen Foote




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