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of the County of Perth, Strat-
ford, Out., «-as born on April
211d, 1840, ill Devonshire, Eng. He
came to Canada with his parents in the
year 1842, settling in Stratford, NN-here
he has remained ever since. He com-
menced study in the first public school
opened in Stratford, and completed his
education at the High schools of Strat-
ford and Goderich. In the year 1856
he commenced the study of law with
judge Lizars. He -was admitted to
practice in 1862, and «-as called to the
Bar in 1563, and at once began the
practice of his profession. He after-

wards formed a partnership with Mr. James Fisher, M. A., now of Winnipeg, under the title of Woods & Fisher, and latterly, Woods, Fisher cC McPherson. He received the appointment of O.C. in iS85, and in 1857 was appointed a judge. Mr. Woods has always taken an active interest in all matters pertaining to the welfare of Stratford. He was for years president of the Water Works Company, and also of the Gas and Electric Light Co. Mr. Woods is a member of the Church of England. He was married to Miss Maria C. G. Hodge, daughter of T. Hodge, formerly of St. Thomas, On.t" Jnle 27i 1S70.


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