Waterloo Region Generations
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George Washington Woodward

George Washington Woodward[1, 2, 3]

Male 1840 - 1913  (72 years)

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  • Name George Washington Woodward 
    Born 22 Apr 1840  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Name G. W. Woodward 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Teacher 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1861  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Primitive Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    S. Teacher 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Excise Officer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Excise Officer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Presbterian 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Excise office 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Excise Officer, Distillery 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-44139 
    Died 7 Feb 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: General Debility several months-Pneumonia 8 days 
    Person ID I44139  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Lumon Woodward,   b. 30 Jun 1792, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1860, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Ballard,   b. CALC 8 Oct 1804, , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1893, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Family ID F28491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Brown,   b. 19 Nov 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Dec 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 11, 13
    Children 
     1. William H. Woodward,   b. CALC 18 Mar 1863,   d. 3 Jun 1864  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. Carrie Woodward,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Laura Amelia Woodward,   b. CALC 13 Jan 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1893, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     4. Eda Woodward,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ella Clarine Woodward,   b. 18 Sep 1867, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charles Albert Woodward,   b. 6 Feb 1870, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1919, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F11498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George Washington Woodward
    George Washington Woodward
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Notes 
    • From the advent of Mr. Geo. W. Woodward, an energetic, highminded and well qualified young man, who had enjoyed the advantages of a thorough education at the Toronto Normal School, under the able principalship of Dr. Sangster, dates the prestige of the Elmira School. Under Mr. Woodward's guidance the pupils of the school rose to a prominent place amongst those in the County of Waterloo. In the days of competitive examinations, there seldom appeared a list of successful candidates in which the names of Elmira pupils could not be found at or very near the top. Mr. Woodward was a man of stern discipline, beloved by the diligent and consciencious and feared by the miscreant. His influence was decidedly elevating, his enthusiasm was inspiring and carried with it the best elements of the young mould had been destined his work. He was passionately fond of music, and the whole community reaped the benefit of his decided talent in this respect. Of an exceedingly volatile and nervous temperament, his interest in the school and his pupils became so intense that he found the work preying on his nervous system to an extent which, in the year 1876, after a term of nearly fifteen years during which period he transformed the standing of the school from one of the lowest in the County to one of the highes induced induced him to resign his position and to seek other employment. This he found, as excise officer at Waterloo, position which he has filled very efficiently and which he is today occupying. His pupils, who, as a rule, have done well in their various chosen spheres, many having distinguished themselves far beyond ordinary, look back upon their school days with a sense of gratitude towards the noble efforts of their teacher. Mr. Woodward still enjoys fairly good health. His love of and talent for music is at present finding expression in the leadership of a very efficient amateur orchestra, which does much to enliven the declining days of an honorable and useful career.

      Following Mr. Woodward, in August 1876, came Mr. David Bean, now editor of the Waterloo Chronicle-Telegraph, a worthy successor to a successful master, with similar intellectual tastes and aspirations, and with a record of efficiency and usefulness of which any teacher might be proud.


      Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Jan 1862.
      Married 26 Dec 1861 By Rev. Bindemann, George Washington Woodward was married to Mary Anna Brown, both of Wellesley.

    2. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011719-91.
      Fred (blacked out?) Halstead, 22, occ. Insurance Clerk, b. England, res. Waterloo, s/o Benjamin & Jane married Ella Clarine Woodward, 23, b. Elmira, res. Waterloo, d/o George & Mary ? (mother's name blacked out), witn blacked out, 1891 date not legible as it was blacked

    3. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012668-96.
      Charles H. Woodward, 26, b. Elmira, res. Guelph, occ. Harness Maker, son of George and Mary Ann Woodward, married Emma Diehl, 21, b. Ellis Perth Co (S/B Ellice?), res. same, daughter of Eckhart and Maggie Diehl, Witn Bella Dickson, Annie Dickson, Both Galt, married 18 April 1896, Galt

    4. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-6 Page 2.

    5. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 2.

    6. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 32.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      George Washington Woodward, 22, res. Wellesley Twp, b. Woolwich Twp., s/o Simon Woodward & Mary Ballerd married 26 Dec 1861 to Mary Ann Brown, 19, res. Wellesley Twp., b Canada West s/o Danile Brown & Margareth McCoy, wit: James Fowler of Wellesley Twp.

    8. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 44 Pg. 14.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 20.

    10. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 13 Page 82.

    11. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      George Washington Woodward, 22, res. Wellesley, b, Woolwich, son of Simeon & Mary.(Ballard), married 26 Dec 1861 Mary Ann Brown, 19, res. Wellesley, b. CW, daughter of Daniel & Margaret (McCoy)

    12. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 11.

    13. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 10 Jan 1862.
      Married by the Rev. Bindeman at Berlin: - Woodward - Brown: Dec. 26: Mr. G. W. Woodward to Miss Mary Ann Brown, of Wellesley.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1840 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Primitive Methodist - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - S. Teacher - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Excise Officer - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Weslyan Methodist - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Excise Officer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbterian - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Excise office - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Excise Officer, Distillery - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: General Debility several months-Pneumonia 8 days - 7 Feb 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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