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Harry S. Whitcomb, b. 1886, St. Paul, MN > 1906 MT - Bio
Posted by: Carole (ID *****4261) Date: April 27, 2008 at 18:00:32
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A biography/family history of Harry S. Whitcomb is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 1048 & 1049. Harry's grandfather, Ahia W. Whitcomb, was an early settler of Wisconsin from Pennsylvania and owned extensive timber lands and lumber mills in Big Falls, WI.

Harry was born, 2 Jul 1886, to Timothy and Catherine L. (McGuire) Whitcomb, the daughter of Patrick and Belle (Murphy) McGuire. Timothy Whitcomb was born at Edgerton, WI. He was employed by the railway, and later came to Montana and conducted a store at Whitcomb, MT; then ran a stageline between Dodson and Zortman, MT, and made his home in Dodson. He died in 1910, age 53, at Malta, MT. Children: Harry S., Charles L. (Phillipsburg, MT); Grace L. (Mrs. William Trout, Dallas, TX); Grant T. (Phillips county, MT).

Harry grew up in Milwaukee and came to Whitcomb, MT in 1906 and gained business training at his uncle's milling properties in Whitcomb and Zortman. Later he worked for the Ruby Gulch Mining Company, Whitcomb; the August at Landusky, and Beaver Creek at Zortman. In 1914, he was elected county commissioner and made his home in Malta, MT. As an insurance man, he was district agent for Guaranteed Fund Life Association of Omaha.

On 28 Dec 1910, Fort Benton, MT, Harry married Miss Florence Morrow, born at Fort Benton, daughter of Malcolm and Mary A. (Travis) Morrow. Her father, an early settler and rancher near Fort Benton, was a native of Scotland who came to Montana from Denver, CO.

Whitcomb children: Florence E., Maxine M. Harry Steward.

I am not related.


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