LEVOY A. WOODWARD.
Levoy A. Woodward is senior partner in the firm of Woodward & Hinkey, proprietors of the Cokeville Opera House. He is also engaged in the wholesale and retail liquor business, having the oldest establishment of the kind in his city and enjoying the largest patronage.
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, December 13, 1885, a son of the late Frank Woodward, a native of that state and a representative of one of its old families. The father was for years a locomotive engineer, following that business to the time of his death, which resulted from an accident. He married Jennie Annis, a native of Iowa, who is living in Cokeville.
Levoy A. Woodward was their only child. He and his mother came to Cokeville in 1889, when he was a little lad of but four summers, and in the public schools he pursued his early education, while later he attended the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, in which he spent three years as a student, and for one year he continued his studies in Logan, Utah. When twenty years of age he started out to provide for his own support and has since been dependent entirely upon his own efforts. He was first employed at clerking with the Cokeville Mercantile Company and later was with the firm of Cosgriff Brothers. He then entered business on his own account, after the death of his stepfather. W. H. Wyman, conducting the wholesale and retail liquor business which had been established and carried on by Mr. Wyman. This is today the oldest enterprise of the kind in Cokeville, having been founded in 1897, and the trade is bringing to the owner a substantial annual income. In addition to his other interests Mr. Woodward is conducting the Cokeville Opera House, which is the leading place of amusement in the city. It has a seating capacity of two hundred and fifty, there is an elevated floor and the equipment is thoroughly modern and attractive. Opera chairs have been provided and the place is lighted by electricity and equipped with steam heat. Here are shown high class pictures, the best artists on the screen being here introduced.
On the 17th of May, 1910. Mr. Woodward was united in marriage at Paris, Idaho, to Miss Jennie Bourne, a daughter of John and Mary Jane (Stewart) Bourne, who were pioneer settlers of Idaho. The mother has passed away but the father is still living. To Mr. and Mrs. Woodward has been born a son, Harold Levoy, whose birth occurred in Cokeville, February 4, 1913.
In politics Mr. Woodward is a republican and is one of the active supporters of the party in this locality, doing all in his power to promote its growth and extend its influence. He has filled the office of town clerk and is now serving as a member of the town council. He is interested in all civic matters and does everything in his power to advance the welfare and growth of his city. Fraternally he is connected with the Loyal Order of Moose at Kemmerer and with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at Rock Springs. His military record covers one year's training at Logan. He is an alert and energetic business man, giving close attention to his interests, and his success is due to his close application, persistency of purpose and capable management.