Image from page 363 of “History of Milwaukee, city and county” (1922)
Title: History of Milwaukee, city and county
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Bruce, William George, 1856-1949 Currey, J. Seymour (Josiah Seymour), b. 1844
Subjects: Milwaukee (Wis.) — History Milwaukee County (Wis.) — History
Publisher: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ors of theleading colleges of this and other countries. His contributions to science were indeedvaluable and he is numbered among those who have done much to push forward thewheels of progress. He married Rachel Scott Howard, a daughter of John Howard, arailroad contractor and of English descent. The first Howard to come to this countrywas the youngest son of the Duke of Norfolk, named Todd Howard. He was the fatherof John Howard, who settled in Lawrence county. New York, and purchased a largetract of land there. The foregoing record explains the extensive connection of WallaceBeatson Whitcomb with old families of New England and of New York. His fatherdied in the year 1889 and was survived for a long period bv his Wife, who passed awavin 1914. Wallace B. Whitcomb obtained his early education in the public schools of She-boygan Falls, which he attended to the age of fourteen years, and then turned hisattention to the watchmaking and jewelry business, which he followed for eight or ten
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WALLACE B. WHITCOMB HISTORY OF MILWArivEE 359 years in Milwaukee. From early youth he displayed a fondness for music and whenbut fourteen years of age he was leader of the band in this city. It was a logicalstep therefore that in 18S7 he turned his attention to the business of manutacturingand selling violins. He has made over four hundred violins in his time, each one aninstrument of first class, and he also does repair work on wood instruments. Foreighteen years he has been at his present location at 126 Sycamore street, Milwaukee,and his business has become one of substantial proportions. Mr. Whitcomb has been married twice. He first wedded Elinor Nancy Rawling,who died a year later, leaving a little son, Wallace Scott, who now has charge of theelectrical department of the Philip Gross Hardware Company. For his second wifeMr. Whitcomb chose Rosa Z. A. Loignon, of Milwaukee, and they have one daughter,Nuna. now the wife of Arthur Borcherdt, an electrical contractor of the city, and
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