I am the Great Granddaughter of Josephine Elisabeth Van Dusen Kliener (Woodard).My mother was Lorraine Woodard and her father was Harvey O. Woodard, who's father married Josephine after Mr. Kleiner died.
I am sending by way of this posting a copy of the obit on Rudolp Kliener, found in the Daily Oklahoma, May 22, 1931, page 9
RITES SET FOR STATE PIONER
Former Farm Board Head, Civic Worker, Dead. Funeral services for Rudolph Kleiner, 88 years old, president of the territorial board of agriculture from 1095 to 1907, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Wheatland by the Hahn funeral home. Kleiner was a native of Switzerland, coming to the United States with his family while a young man and settling in Missouri.During th first two years of the Civil war he drove Gen. U.S. Grant's headquarters wagon. He came to Oklahoma a few days after the run in 1889, settling on a farm near Wheatland.Therehe engaged in horticulture and stock raising.he was elcted to the territorial board of agriculture in 1092 and to the presidency of the board in 1905.He served one term as Oklahoma county commissioner. He was an active Sundayschool and church worker in the Presbyterian church, a charter member of the Oklahoma State Fair association, and an honorary member of the OklahomaCity Chamber of commerce.His is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C.A. Kinchen and Mrs. W.E. Fightmaster, both of Oklahoma City.He made his home here the last five years.
If I can be of any assistance please do not hestiate to contact me.I am looking for information on my Grandfather's family Woodards.