Thomas Woodyatt was born in Herefordshire in 1784 but his origin is unknown beyond that at present. He is listed as a tailor in Dagleish Place in the 1823/4 Directory of London. After his wife died, he came to America in 1834 with his 2 sons, James and William. The family settled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where James became well-known. One of the descendants of this family, Dr. Rollin Turner Woodyatt, was a pioneer in the use of insulin to treat diabetes at Rush Medical Center near Chicago. Dr. Woodyatt's mother was Clara Lillian Burnham, a sister to the early Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham. This information was updated 29 August 2012.
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