Reverend Newton Wolverton 1846-1932, The

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.


In front of College Avenue Secondary School, near the site of the former Woodstock College, Wilson Street and College Avenue, Woodstock

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Oxford

Municipality: City of Woodstock