Bio: Woodworth, Luther J. (History - 1840)

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----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson County

LUTHER J. WOODWORTH, a highly respected farmer residing on Section 36, Manchester Township, was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, April 18, 1840, and is a son of Storey and Candace (Jaynes) Woodworth native of the State of New York. They emigrated to Wisconsin in 1854, and located in Jackson County, and later removed to Sauk County in 1859 they went to Monroe County, where the father still survives the mother died several years ago.

The subject of this notice is the oldest of six children he passed his youth in his native county until he was fifteen years of age and then he came to Wisconsin with his parents. He early became accustomed to the labors of farm life, and cultivated what was naturally a robust constitution. He attended the common schools and acquired an education that fitted him for the business duties which have fallen to his lot. He took up his residence in Monroe County, Wisconsin, in 1859, and remained there engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1884, when he moved to the farm which he now occupies he owns thirty-six acres of choice land in an advanced state of cultivation he has the finest frame residence in the township, and is surrounded with many of the comforts and luxuries of life he also owns eighty acres of good land in Monroe County, Wisconsin. He has accumulated this property through energy and persevering efforts, and is deserving of the credit generally accorded him by all his acquaintances.

Mr. Woodworth, in 1865, responded to the call for additional men to come to the front in defense of the old flag, and enlisted in Company A, Fifty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was in service until June 27, 1865 soon after his enlistment, he contracted an illness which confined him to the hospital in St. Louis for many lonely weary weeks. He has never since fully regained his health, but was granted a pension by the Government in recognition of his services. In politics he is identified with the Republican party. He has represented the people of this township in the various local offices. He is an honored member of the I. O. O. fraternity.




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