Abraham A Woodiwiss was born in Nottingham, England in 1865. He was the son of George Woodiwiss and Ellen Ann Garner. He married Violet Amy Eve de Bathe on 1 Dec 1897 in South Africa after emigrating there in 1890. He sailed to the West Coast of South Africa from Liverpool. He died in 1911 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
George Woodiwiss was born on 16 Mar 1826 in Duffield near Derby, England to George and Dorothy Bunting. He married Ellen on 27 Mar 1849 and around 1860 they moved to Nottingham where he worked as a publican at the 'Duke of Devonshire' public House.
I hope this helps. Are you related to the South African branch of the family?