Biography of Wooster A. Ensign
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WOOSTER A. ENSIGN, NEW HAVEN : Iron and Steel Merchant.

The subject of this sketch was born in New Haven, June 14, 1823, being the son of Thomas and Esther Ensign, and of a family which is identified with the early history of his native city and of the commercial industry there which he now represents. He was educated in the common schools and at the famous Lancasterian school then under the charge of John E. Lovell of educational fame. At the age of fifteen he left school and engaged in business as a clerk in the employ of English & Mix, then in the hardware trade. At the end of an engagement with this firm covering nine years, he began business on his own account as a dealer in iron and steel goods, which business has prospered and increased, requiring in 1876 the erection of the spacious store which is now occupied by himself and his eldest son, who constitute the enterprising and solid firm of Wooster A. Ensign & Son. Mr. Ensign was married June 24, t846, to Miss Charlotte A. Prescott, daughter of Roger Sherman' Prescott of New Haven. They have three children. He holds or has held many important connections with the financial institutions of New Haven, having been for twenty five years a director in the City Bank, vice-president and director in the New Haven Watch company until the removal of their factory to New Jersey, and a director in the Maryland steamboat company of Baltimore, Md. He has been prominent among the business men and interests of New Haven for nearly half a century, outliving many of his early contemporaries. From small beginnings he passed uninterruptedly through the various grades of success to the honorable position which he occupies to-day among the most prosperous and wealthy establishments in his line in New England. Mr. Ensign is a member of St. Paul Episcopal church of New Haven, and is still active in religious work as he is in the secular duties of life. In politics he is connected with the demo- cratic party, in whose honors he has repeatedly been called to share.

From:
Illustrated Popular Biography
Of Connecticut
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891


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