biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EZRA M. WOODWORTH, M. D., who is numbered among the oldest physicians of Mahaska County, was born in Ohio, Jan. 21, 1831. His parents, Reuben and Polly (Benedict) Woodworth, were natives of the State of New York. The early life of the Doctor was passed upon the farm, and he also learned the carpenter's trade. On his first coming to Iowa he stopped in Wapello County, where he entered some land, but after one season sold out and went to Pella. Marion County, where he read medicine with Dr. Huntsman, subsequently taking a course of lectures at Keokuk. He located at Hopewell, this county, but later took a course of lectures at the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and in 1859 located at Peoria, where he has since been practicing. He, however, again attended lectures at Keokuk, graduating. In 1859 Dr. Woodworth was married to Eveline Hinkle, a native of Ohio, and daughter of Peter and Louisa Hinkle. Of this union two children were born-Alice E. and Corn E. Politically the Doctor is a Greenbacker, but was formerly a Republican. He is a member of Central Lodge No. 388, A. F. & A. M.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy