Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Queens County, NY AOH Division 7 – Woodside


President Paul Fogarty, President – email
Vice President Mike MacGowan - email
Treasuer Paul Fogarty - email
Recording Secretary Martin Dolan - email
Financial Secretary Martin Dowd - email


WOODSIDE got its name from John A. Kelly, part owner of a Brooklyn newspaper, whose father had moved to the Woodside area in 1826. He used to send to his paper for publication chatty little dispatches from his rural home, entitled “Letters from Woodside.” When Benjamin Hitchcock bought into the Kelly farm for a development, he adopted the name Woodside for his proposed village. In 1867 he filed his plan and began selling lots at $100 each.

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