William Franklin, son of John A. Woolston, was born at Victor, December 31, 1864. In his boyhood he worked on his father’s farm and attended the district schools of his native town and Canandaigua. He began to study the veterinarian’s profession in the Toronto Veterinary College, but afterward entered the American Veterinary College of New York City, graduating there with the degree of D. V. S. in the class of 1892. From that time until 1909 he practiced with unbounded success. On account of failing health, he altered his environment and, returning to the homestead, devoted himself to the management of the farm in co-operation with his father, but continued to follow his profession. For the convenience of himself and his business he erected in 1909 on the homestead a large infirmary fully equipped for the treatment of cattle, horses, dogs and other animals. In politics Dr. Woolston is a Republican; he is a member of Victor Lodge. Free and Accepted Masons.
He married, April 3, 1899, Mary Stevens, born in Mendon, New York, November 4, 1880, daughter of Edmund and Ursula (Green) Stevens, of Mendon : Children : John Stafford, born December 27, 1900; William Franklin. June i9, 1902; Alice May, March 15, 1905; Una Belle, December 23, 1908.