History

RELIGION

Religion played a large part in the lives of people on Woody Island. According to the Newfoundland census, most of the people on the Island were Pr...

POLITICS

Edgar Williams was the first Mayor of Woody Island along with councilors being Beaton Williams, Cecil Oliver, Alec Lockyer, James Lockyer and Wilso...

MEDICINE

The first Public Health Nurse on Woody Island was Ethel Williams. She was born and raised on Woody Island. Ethel served forty years as a Public Hea...

EARLY SETTLERS

Most of the early settlers of Woody Island came from England. Samuel Williams, who was born on Woody Island in 1901 said his great-grandfather Samu...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

The first merchant on Woody Island (as far as we can determine) was Robert Barrett, an immigrant from England. His business is thought to have been...

FISHING & FARMING

Most men on Woody Island were not businessmen, but fishermen. Cod was plentiful and considered a staple food for locals on Woody Island. All of the...
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