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Joseph Frank Woods was born 25 Sep 1926 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York.
He appears with his parents and siblings on the 1930 census, aged 4.  in Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence, New York.
In 1940 the Woods family lived at Ward 2, Ogdensburg, Ogdensburg City, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. Parents Joseph Woods (40) & Alice Woods (29) with children; Joseph Woods (13), Melvin Woods (11) & Patricia (9). 
A short piece out of the newspaper announces the engagement of Miss Mary Ellen Cayen, 830 Lake St., to Joseph Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Woods, 5 Grove St. Mr.Woods is a sailor on the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes. No date is given in the article.
On 10 Jan 1946 Joseph F Woods enlisted in the US Army, at Shelbyville, Indiana, Private First Class
Joseph Woods married Mary Ellen Cayen on 3 March 1946 at Ogdensburg, New York and they lived 5 Grove St, Ogdensburg, New York, USA. Occupation listed as United States Army.
Along with his first wife, Mary Cayen, Joseph had 15 children.
After Mary's death in 1974, Joseph married two more times and had one more child with his third wife, Patricia. Joseph worked for the railroad in Syracuse until his retirement.
Joseph F Woods died on 20 Aug 2000, his last residence was Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA, date of birth 25 Sep 1926.
Syracuse Herald American Sunday 30 AUG 1981 page D-11 col 1
Joseph Woods, 81, of 423 Garden City Drive, Mattydale, died Friday at Loretto Geriatric Center. A native of Ogdensburg and a resident of Mattydale for 16 years, he was employed as a union carpenter for numerous contractors. He was a member of Local 12 of the Carpenters Union for 37 years. Surviving are two sons, Joseph F. of Baldwinsville and Melvin F. of Mattydale; one daughter, Patricia Wojalewski of Syracuse; one brother, George Woods of Florida; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. at the Kreuger Funeral Home, Mattydale. Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Central Square. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
↑ "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4T2-971 : accessed 18 March 2017), Joseph Woods in household of Joseph Woods Jr., Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 61, sheet 7A, line 74, family 145, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1642; FHL microfilm 2,341,376.
↑ "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQPV-P74 : accessed 31 July 2017), Joseph Woods in household of Joseph Woods, Ward 2, Ogdensburg, Ogdensburg City, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 45-76B, sheet 9A, line 39, family 159, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2770.