Joseph E. Woodworth
|Joseph E. Woodworth|
|Representative for Brandon in Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
Kings County, Nova Scotia
Joseph E. Woodworth (1837-1889) was a ship builder, merchant, and member of the Woodworth political family.
Joseph was born in 1837 in Nova Scotia, the son of Benjamin B. Woodworth, a Justice of the Peace and important business figure in Kings County, as well as a United Empire Loyalist. He was the brother of Douglas Benjamin Woodworth.
He was educated in Kings County, and began a career as a shipbuilder, constructing the largest vessels in the county at that time. Woodworth eventually moved west, becoming a pioneer of Manitoba after settling in Brandon. There he began a career as a merchant and real-estate broker.
Marriage and children
Joseph married Nancy Cox, daughter of Joseph Cox and Mary Bigelow, and had two children:
- Abel Woodworth, who became a lawyer in New York City
- Benjamin F. Woodworth, who moved to New York City
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