Isaiah Woodward, history chairman at Morgan, diesA...


May 15, 1991

Isaiah Woodward, history chairman at Morgan, dies

A memorial Mass for Dr. Isaiah H. Woodward, retired chairman the history department at Morgan State University, will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue.

Dr. Woodward, who was 80, died early yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack at his home in the Ridgely Condominiums.

He retired in 1978 after 32 years on the Morgan faculty. Earlier he taught at Howard University and in the Washington public schools.

An expert on the history of West Virginia, he wrote many professional papers and the book "Aspects of an Integrated History of the United States," as well as books on Anglo-Indian relations in Colonial Georgia and on the original Virginia Ordinance of Secession.

Born in Washington, he was a history major at the Bluefield (W.Va.) Teachers College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He earned a master's degree in history at Atlanta University and in 1970 received his doctorate from West Virginia University.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a physical education instructor and director of secondary education at Pearl Harbor.

He was a member of the National Social Science Honor Society, the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, the West Virginia Historical Society, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Associates.

In 1974, he was appointed to the Maryland Bicentennial Commission.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Turner; a sister, Hester Shavers of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.

H. Stanley Cushing

Dispatcher for oil firm

A memorial service for H. Stanley Cushing, who retired as a tea company sales official and later as a dispatcher for a fuel oil company, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.

Mr. Cushing, who was 84 and lived for 44 years on Church Road in Ellicott City, died Thursday of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.

He retired in 1976 from the Hessick Fuel Co. in Washington. He had also worked for another Washington fuel oil company and for Edward T. Clark & Sons in Ellicott City.

Before starting in the fuel oil business, he retired in 1956 as branch sales manager for Maryland, Washington and the District of Columbia for the Tetley Tea Co., which transferred him to its Baltimore office in 1946.

Earlier, he had lived in Collingswood, N.J., where he had been an adult leader in Boy Scout and Sea Scout units.

In Ellicott City, he had served as president of the Rotary Club and on the board of the Volunteer Firemen's Association.

Born in Medford, Mass., he was educated in the public schools there and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Anita Laurie; two daughters, Deborah Phinney of Baltimore and Jane McCaffrey of Geneva, N.Y.; a sister, Priscilla Cushing of Quincy, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

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