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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Edward Woodworth (1837-1889)

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Joseph Edward Woodworth
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Merchant, MLA (1883-1886).

Born at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia on 26 April 1837, son of B. B. Woodworth of Canning, Nova Scotia, a United Empire Loyalist, he was educated there. He was a ship builder in Nova Scotia but on settling near Brandon in 1878 he became a merchant and real estate broker. He was a member of the Legislature from 1883 to 1886 as a Conservative for the Brandon constituency. He was a member of the Provisional Board of Governors for the Brandon General Hospital, in 1883. On 3 April 1859, he married Nancy W. Cox and they had two sons. Woodworth died by drowning near Brunswick, Georgia on 7 November 1889. He is commemorated by the Rural Municipality of Woodworth.

Sources:

“Drowned in Georgia,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 October 1889, page 4.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2017

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