Clyde J. Woodward was twelve years old when he got his first job with W. T. Carter and Brothers Lumber Company at Camden, Texas. In 1912, he joined the Frost-Johnson Lumber Company at Nacogdoches as superintendent and engineer of Frost's logging railroad. He retired in 1954. He was born in Moscow, Texas, June 9, 1888 and lived in Nacogdoches for fifty-seven years before his death on October 4, 1966.
("Clyde J. Woodward Reminiscences." East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University; "Woodward Rites Thursday Morning." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, 5 October 1966. p. 2).