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Rev Oliver Gordon Woodbury

Rev Oliver Gordon Woodbury

Birth
Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Dec 1897 (aged 76)
Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 101026929 · View Source
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From History of Salem, NH--

Oliver Gordon Woodbury, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Gordon) Woodbury, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, December 26, 1820. He worked his way through Atkinson Academy, and then through West Newton Academy, showing the great pluck which he possessed. He then taught school, being later very successful as one of the teachers in Newton High School, and afterwards in a seminary. One of the greatest interests of his life was the advocation of temperance. He was the means of inaugurating much of the temperance agitation of the middle of the last century.On June 2, 1846, he married Mary Augusta Kingsbury of Needham, Mass., of whom his eleven children, five daughters and six sons, were born.After twenty-five years of teaching, Mr. Woodbury entered the Universalist ministry, preaching for a like period of time. Among his stations were Barnstable, Mass., Hartland, Vt., and Westmoreland and Chesterfield, N. H. During this time he was also superintendent of schools in Hartland and Chesterfield. He has also held that position in his native town. He died in Salem, New Hampshire, December 14, 1897, nearly seventy-seven years old.



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  • Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101026929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Oliver Gordon Woodbury (26 Dec 1820–14 Dec 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101026929, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .