Biography of Ira Carr Woodward


Woodward, Ira Carr, Concord, p. o. Springville, was born in the town of Concord, May 3, 1847. His father, Ira Woodward, came to the town of Concord about the year 1820, and was one of the pioneers of his town, settling on Horton Hill. He married Anna Carr, November 8, 1817. and through life was identified as a farmer. Ira C. Woodward was educated in the common schools and at the age of seventeen went to Buffalo and engaged in business, establishing a wholesale upholstering business in 1868. In 1864 he commenced selling goods on the road and is One of the oldest traveling men in the furniture business, representing and handling the output of several of the largest furniture manufacturers in the United States. In 1887 he formed a copartnership with John P. Myers. In 1889 Emory A. Drake was admitted as a partner and the house with its branch at Buffalo, under the firm name of Myers, Woodward & Drake, was one of the largest cold storage and commission houses in Western New York. The business at present is owned by Ira C. Woodward and conducted at Springville, N. Y. In 1868 he married Viola A., daughter of Ephraim T. Briggs. Mr. Woodward is one of the representative business men of his town, serving as president of the village for seven years. Natural gas, the Holly system of water works and electric lights were added during his administration.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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