Biography of Orator F. Woodward

Woodward, Orator F., was born in Bergen, Genesee county, N. Y., July 26, 1856, a son of Abner T. and Phoebe (Lyman) Woodward. In 1883 Mr. Woodward engaged in the patent medicine business on a small scale, and his business has since grown to immense proportions. In 1896 he added the manufacture of "Grain-O," and in less than fifteen months it had spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This is a drink made from grains and is designed for people who cannot drink coffee or tea. He has a plant consisting of four large buildings, all of which he owns individually; also has one of the finest residences in the county. His business is one of the largest of its kind, and his goods are known all over the continent. He is president of the board of water commissioners. He married Cora L. Talmage of Le Roy; they have five children.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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