Henry W. Winship, who is engaged in the drug business at Stoughton , was born in Lynn , Massachusetts , October 27, 1882 , a son of Charles V. and Alice E. (Ward) Winship. The father is a native of Sharon but the mother's birth occurred in Stoughton . Charles V. Winship devoted many years of his life to shoe manufacturing and in early manhood became a resident of Stoughton, where be has since made his home but is now living retired, enjoying the fruits of his former toil in a well earned rest.

Henry W. Winship was but two years of age when the family home was established in Stoughton and when a lad of six years he became a pupil in the public schools, mastering the work of successive grades until he was graduated from the high school with the class of 1900. He soon afterward made his initial step in the business world and in fact had been employed in a drug store before his graduation. After his textbooks were put aside he continued in active connection with the drug trade and for two years he was a student in a col­lege of pharmacy in Boston . In 1905 he took the required examination whereby he became a registered pharmacist. For several years he was in the employ of Dr. Swan, of Stoughton , and for a time conducted the drug store owned by the Doctor. In 1906 he bought the business, which he has since conducted. He had had experience as a drug clerk in different stores while a college student in Boston , and his preliminary training had well qualified him for the duties which now devolve upon him. He carries an extensive stock of drugs and druggists' sundries and his store presents a neat and attractive appearance by reason of its careful arrangement. A liberal patronage is enjoyed by Mr. Winship, who now ranks with the leading and representative merchants of the city.

    On the 27th of October, 1904 , Mr. Winship was joined in wedlock to Miss Catherine R. Wales, and they have become the parents of two children: Henry W., who was born January 10, [1908]; and Evelyn, born in July, 1915.

    Mr. and Mrs. Winship are members of the Universalist church and he is identified with several fraternal organizations, including the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the New England Order of Protection and the Owls. In the Masonic fraternity he has taken the degrees of lodge and chapter. He is also a member of the Chicatawbut Club. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and he is never remiss in the duties of citizenship but does not care for public office, preferring to concentrate his attention upon his business affairs. He formerly conducted drug stores in Norwood and Mansfield , Massachusetts , before his father retired and still has an interest in those establishments but concentrates his efforts and attention largely upon his store in Stoughton and in this connection is controlling a business enterprise of large and gratifying proportions.

 Source: History of Norfolk County Massachusetts 1622-1918 (New York, S. J. Clark Publishing Co., 1918), 2:180-182.

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