Woodworth, Francis C
Woodworth, Francis C.
a Presbyterian minister and author, was born at Colchester, Connecticut, February 12, 1813. He served eight years as a printer; was educated at Oneida Institute, N.Y., graduated at Union Theological Seminars in 1840, was licensed by the Third Presbytery of New York, April 26 of that year, and ordained as pastor of the Congregational Church, Fairhaven, Vermont, on the 28th of October. Here he labored three years, and then resigned, on the failure of his health, and devoted himself to juvenile literature, in which department he acquired a wide reputation. He died June 5, 1859, on board a steamer, at the wharf in New York, just arrived from Florida. He published, Uncle Frank's Home Stories (6 volumes, 16mo): — Uncle Frank's Boys' and Girls' Library (6 volumes, 16mo): — Uncle Frank's Picture Gallery (2 volumes, 16mo): — Theodore Thinker's Stories for Little Folks (12 volumes, 18mo). He also published in England, England
as It Is (18mo): — Scotland as It Is (18mo): — The World as It Is (2 volumes, 18mo): — Youth's Book of Gems (8vo): — Young American's Life of Fremonnt (1856, 18mo): — Uncle Frank's Pleasant Pages for the Fireside (1857, 12mo): — A Wheat-sheaf from Our Own Fields (16mo; republished as Buds and Blossoms from Our Own Garden, 16mo): — String of Pearls for Boys and Girls (16mo): — American Miscellany of Entertaining Knowledge (6 volumes, 12mo), which is warmly commended: — Youth's Cabinet, and Uncle Frank's Dollar Magazine, of which he edited about fifteen volumes, and which made his name a familiar sound in many households. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, page 168; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.