Biography - Daniel Woodman

Daniel P. WOODMAN, lumber-dealer, Litchfield, was born in Newbury, Essex CO., Mass., September 11, 1834, and at the age of seventeen, went to St. Louis and became a clerk in a wholesale fancy dry goods house on Main street; here he remained four years, when he removed to Louisville, Ky., there pursuing the same vocation for another period of four years. In July, 1861, he came to Litchfield, where, with his uncle, he was engaged for over a year in the cattle business. In June, 1863, he became a partner in the firm Perley & Woodman, at Alton and at Litchfield, the business being lumber-dealing, in which he engaged until the death of Mr. PERLEY, in 1879, since which time Mr. WOODMAN has conducted the business in his own name, being recognized by all as a prompt and efficient business man. Mr. WOODMAN was married, at Bunker Hill, Ill., to Miss KNOWLTON, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (WOODWARD) KNOWLTON, both natives of Connecticut. Mr. WOODSMAN had one child who died August 17, 1872, and has one living, Mary Perley, born December 6, 1879.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 180.

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