Woodside, Andrew J.

Birth Name Woodside, Andrew J.
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 11 months, 21 days


Civil War Vet

Boot and Shoe dealer in Colorado in the 1885 State Census, with his mother Jane.
Shoe Merchant with his son George in 1900.
Commander of a Soldiers and Sailors Home in 1910.

Name: A. J. Woodside
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Smith

Event Date: 15 Feb 1870
Event Place: , Scott, Iowa

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M58943-2
System Origin: Iowa-VR
GS Film number: 1004414
Reference ID: 2:1TRKDGF
Citing this Record "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Mar 2014), A. J. Woodside and Mary E. Smith, 15 Feb 1870; citing , Scott, Iowa, reference 2:1TRKDGF; FHL microfilm 1004414.


From Find-a-Grave:

Andrew J Woodside was born on June 25 1848 in Buffalo, NY. When he was 4 the family moved to Davenport, Iowa where he grew up. Educated in common school he began his business life at an early age of 11 in dry goods. He then worked on boots and shoes for 9 years before entering the US Army in the Civil War in 1864 in the 44th Iowa Infantry for 5 months. In 1870 he married Mary Smith of Davenport. In 1871 they moved to Denver and opened a boot and shoe house which prospered.
Source: "History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado"

WOODSIDE, A.J. Early merchant Denver.
Advertizement, “Holliday Presents,” with illustrations, very
clever, p. 1, columns 7-8, Jan 4 and Jan 9, 1876 - RMN.
Portrait, p. 8, Apr 4, 1899 - RMN.

Woodside, Andrew J. (Denver): obituary, XVIII, #2, p.21-22;


"Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Mar 2014), A. J. Woodside and Mary E. Smith, 15 Feb 1870; citing , Scott, Iowa, reference 2:1TRKDGF; FHL microfilm 1004414.

"Colorado State Census, 1885", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Mar 2014), Andrew J Woodside, 1885.

obit Rocky Mountain News 17 Jun 1925 page11, 19 Jun 1925 page 13

Woodside , Andrew J.
Battle Unit Name:
44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Side: Union
Company: I
Soldier's Rank In: Private
Soldier's Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M541 ROLL 29
Notes: Battle Unit Note - 100 Days
War Side Note - 1864

Woodside , Andrew J
Battle Unit Name:
149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)
Side: Union
Company: A
Soldier's Rank In: Corporal
Soldier's Rank Out: Sergeant
Film Number: M539 ROLL 100





Woodside, Andrew J.

Mr. Woodside, one of Denver's enterprising business men, was born in the city of Buffalo, N. Y., June 25, 1848. His family removed to Davenport, Iowa, when he was four years of age. He received a common-school education and commenced his business life at the early age of eleven years by entering a dry-goods store in Davenport as a clerk. There are few gentlemen of whom it can be said more truthfully than of the subject of this sketch, that he was brought up to business from early childhood, and in his youth acquired the habits and education necessary to a successful business career. Four years later, at the age of fifteen, he entered a boot and shoe house where he remained nine years. In the spring of 1864, he enlisted in the Forty-forth Iowa Infantry, and was discharged five months afterward. In the winter of 1870, he married Miss Mary Smith, of Davenport, and one year afterward removed to Denver, where he at once entered into business, opening a boot and shoe house in the spring of 1871. He started with a capital of $1,600, and carrying a stock of about $60,000 in 1879, a result that cannot but be most gratifying to Mr. Woodside, and toward which his early training and careful business habits no doubt largely contributed.
History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado, O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, c. 1880, p. 645


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth June 25, 1847 New York, United States bio. says 1848, but he was baptized in 1847 in Buffalo  
Death June 16, 1925 Denver, Colorado Headstone Application for Military Veterans  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Woodside, AndrewMay 13, 18101858
Mother Abbott, JaneMay 28, 1819February 3, 1907
    Sister     Woodside, Jane May 18, 1840 July 1915
    Brother     Woodside, William H. 1842 before 1900
         Woodside, Andrew J. June 25, 1847 June 16, 1925
    Brother     Woodside, Thomas A. November 1852 April 6, 1912
    Sister     Woodside, Elizabeth Lizzie May 4, 1855 February 23, 1889
    Brother     Woodside, George T. 1857 September 20, 1910


Family of Woodside, Andrew J. and Smith, Mary E.

Married Wife Smith, Mary E. ( * about 1850 + August 16, 1929 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 15, 1870 Iowa, United States "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992," index, FamilySearch  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Woodside, George S.January 1872August 25, 1950