B. H. Woodbury


B. H. Woodbury was born in Newport, but has lived in Dayton for forty years.  He was first in the coal business but from 1875 to 1882 was in the South in river business.  Returning, he bought a mineral water company in Newport, and is still in that trade: the "W & B: mineral water cases are seen everywhere.  In 1883, Mr. Woodbury married Miss Bird Ella Stamper, of Covington, and they have one son.  Mr. Woodbury is a Mason, and was a charter member of the I.O.O.F.  


The GAR (a short history of the organization is at this site) held it's annual encampment in Dayton in September,1898.  All of the Dayton images and texts dated 1898 are from the souvenir booklet prepared for the occasion.