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Reverend Newton Wolverton 1846-1932

Reverend Newton Wolverton 1846-1932

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Reverend Newton Wolverton 1846-1932

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The City of Woodstock
In front of a school
on College Avenue across from Wilson Street

Coordinates: N 43 07.468 W 80 44.696


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Plaque Text

Born in Oxford County, Wolverton taught mathematics at Woodstock College (Canadian Literary Institute) from 1877-1891, being principal from 1881-1886. Here he set up the first manual training department in Canada. He also established a meteorological observatory and was a recognized authority in that field. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1877. At the age of 15 he had seen military service in the American Civil War, and served as an officer with the 22nd Oxford Rifles in 1864-65, and in the Fenian Raids of 1866. In 1891, he was appointed principal of Bishop College, Texas, and in 1901 he was associated with the founding of Brandon College, Manitoba.

Another plaque at this location
Woodstock College 1857-1926

Related Ontario plaques
The Asa Wolverton House
Wolverton Hall


Woodstock Plaques

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