Woodbury Kidder Dana, Westbrook, ca. 1920

Contributed by Walker Memorial Library


Woodbury K. Dana (1840-1924), a prominent Westbrook businessman, was born in Portland on June 7, 1840. He served in the 29th Maine volunteers during the Civil War as a hospital steward.

After returning from the war, he established the Dana Warp Mill, a textile mill in 1866. It was the second largest employer in Westbrook in the late 1800s.

Woodbury Dana was an active member of the community, involved in local government. He was a prominent member of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veteran's organization; and a Mason.

Dana died on May 18, 1924 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook.

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  • Title: Woodbury Kidder Dana, Westbrook, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Westbrook, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 6.5 cm
  • Local Code: Civil War roster
  • Object Type: Image

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