Woodward, William Culham "Willy"

WOODWARD, William Culham "Willy," retailer, lt gov 1941–46 (b 24 Apr 1885, Gore Bay, ON; d 24 Feb 1957, Hawaii). The son of Charles WOODWARD, founder of WOODWARD'S STORES, he joined the family business as a bookkeeper in 1907, at age 22, after a short stint with the Royal Bank. He and his brother Percival ("Puggy") rose through the ranks to take senior positions at the store. During WWI, Willy served overseas with the First Canadian Heavy Artillery. In 1921 he married Ruth Wynn-Johnson, whose...

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