Memoriam of Woolman Descendants
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Tulsa World- November 20, 1998

Rolin Henry Woolman, 92, of Vinita, passed away early Thursday, November 19, 1998, at Craig General Hospital in Vinita.  He was a retired farmer.

Rolin was born March 2, 1906, in Craig County.  He attended Pheasant Hill School.  He married Hazel Louise Bailey on December 28, 1927.  She preceded him in death on September 26, 1986.

Rolin was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He attended the First Church of God in Vinita for 58 years as a faithful follower of the Lord.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clasper Woolman and Rose Mae Nazworthy Woolman, three sisters, Helen Woolman, Ethel Whiteaker, and Edna Hall, two brothers, Charley Ralph and Howard Leroy, and infant brother and sister, William Albert and Flossie Marie.

He is survived by a daughter, Geraldine and husband Arlan, and two sons, Wayne and wife Juanita, and Gary and wifeLinda, all of Vinita, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.  Funeral services will be on Monday, November 23rd, at 1:30 p.m., at the First Church of God, 113 West Tahlequah, Vinita, with the Rev. Eddie Wrinkle officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Family visitation will be from 2 to 4 Sunday Afternoon in the Church Fellowship Center.  Arrangements will be conducted by Burckhalter Funeral Service.
[Although Tessa was not a Woolman descendant, she was a valued member of the John Woolman Memorial Association. She will be missed by many in many ways.]

Elisabeth H. Cadbury, 90, of New Lisbon, NJ, died peacefully at home on September 30, 1999.

Born in York, England in 1909, she attended the Mount School, York, and graduated from the London School of Economics.  By 1938, what was supposed to be a vacation trip canoeing down the Danube with a friend turned into working with refugees fleeing Hitler’s encroaching presence, first in Vienna, Austria, and then in Prague, Czechoslovakia.  Using her British passport, she escorted two large transports of endangered Czech and German refugees across the then-neutral Poland to the exit port of Gdynia, and she finally returned to England herself escorting a group of about 60 children and young people, some with no travel papers, across Germany to England.  She continued to work in England for the British Friends’ relief effort and was a co-founder of the women’s branch of the Friends Ambulance Unit.  During this time, she met the late John W. Cadbury, who was acting as representative for the American Friends Service Committee in England.  They were married in 1942 and continued to work for Quaker causes until the war ended, at which time she and Mr. Cadbury secured passage on a Liberty ship and crossed the North Atlantic in January 1946 to start her new life in America.  After briefly living with Mr. Cadbury’s parents in Moorestown, NJ, they found their own home near New Lisbon, NJ, where their daughter was born in 1949, and where they continued to live for over 40 years.

Upon arriving in America, Mrs. Cadbury worked with the American Friends Service Committee for a time, but after their daughter started attending school in Moorestown, she took a job as a librarian at the Moorestown Free Library, where she remained for the next 20 years.  She was also a founding member of the Pemberton Community Library Association.  Her love of books and learning lasted into retirement, and in her 70’s she was a straight “A” student at Burlington County College, taking whatever course interested her.  She continued to do independent research in areas of interest until her death.

Her other great love was travel, and in addition to many trips across the Atlantic with her daughter, she and Mr. Cadbury, until his death in 1989, traveled extensively around the U.S. and Canada in their small Airstream trailer, as well as by freighter to various parts of Central and South America.  Both were avid naturalists, and the prospect of sighting a rare bird or plant was all it would take to inspire a trip, many of which were made in company with like-minded friends and family members.

Mrs. Cadbury is survived by her daughter, Alison C. Senter, and son-in-law, Glenn M. Senter; her brother and sister-in-law, Michael H. and Anna C. Rowntree; her sisters-in-law: Helen Rowntree, Mary Rowntree and Emma Cadbury; and beloved cousin and friend, Mary Hoxie Jones; as well as a large and loving collection of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends on both sides of the Atlantic.

In gratitude for their help in enabling Mrs. Cadbury to die peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and her books, the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial contribution do so to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, N.J. 08053
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