30 November 2010

Jane Ranlett

Jane Ranlett (b. 27 Nov 1852) married Alfred Newcomb (b. 15 Mar 1840, BMN #837). The old Newcomb books state she died in 1896. However, she was still alive and listed in the census (living with her son Alfred Roscoe Newcomb) in 1930.

28 November 2010

Harris Alexander Newcomb

Harris Alexander Newcomb (b. 24 Nov 1858) was married first to Hattie Estelle Lee and second to Mary Clista Randall. B.M. Newcomb said that Harris's first wife, Hattie, died in 1896, and that he had five children with her, the last being Roxie, born in 1895. According to BMN, Harris had three children with his second wife, Mary, the first being Charles, born in 1898. However, the 1900 and 1910 censuses both indicate that Harris and Mary were married around 1888, and that she was the mother of seven of his children, starting with Mabel, who was born around 1888.

21 November 2010

Harry Turner Newcomb (1867-1944)

B.M. Newcomb wrote:

Mr. Newcomb is a lawyer; received his collegiate education at Ludington, Mich., 1873-81, after which he entered the law department at Columbian (now George Washington) University and received the degree of LL.B. in 1891, and LL.M. in 1892.

In 1882, he entered the railroad service with Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, as clerk in general offices; was with the Interstate Commerce Commission 1888-95; chief transportation section, division statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1895-99; expert chief, division of Agriculture, U.S. Census, 1899-1901; editor "Railway World", 1901-02; lecturer on Statistics, Columbian University, 1896-1901; on counsel for Philadelphia and Reading Coal & Iron Co. before Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, 1902-03, and was employed by Commission on Interstate Commerce of U.S. Senate to digest testimony taken by the Commission prior to enactment of Hepburn Law and report on points not covered by testimony; senior member of law firm, Newcomb & Frey, 1907-22; General Solicitor for the Delaware and Hudson Co. 1922-; fellow A.A.A.S., Am. Statis. Assn., Royal Statis. Soc.; member Am. Soc. Internat. Law, Am. Econ. Assn., Am. Acad. Polit. and Social Science, Am. Polit. Science Assn.

Mr. Newcomb was the author of "Railway Economics", 1898, "The Postal Deficit", 1900; also many articles on legal questions, railways, trusts, public ownership, labor problems, civil service, etc., in leading magazines and reviews.

From <i>Colonial Families in the U.S.</i>:

Harry Turner Newcomb was educated at Ludington, Mich.; graduate of the Law Dept. Columbian Univ. 1891 LL.M.; with Chi. Mi. & St. Paul R.R. 1882; Interstate Commerce commission 1888-95; U.S. Dept. Agriculture 1895-99; Expert Chief Div. of Agriculture U.S. Census 1899-1901; Editor "Railway World" 1901-02; lecturer on Statistics, Columbina Univ. 1896-1901; Counsel for Phila. & Reading Coal Co. before Anthracite Coal Strike commission 1902-03; Fellow (formerly V.P. Sect. Social Econ. Science) A.A.A.S.; Fellow Am. Statist. Soc., Royal Statist. Soc.; member Council Am. Econ. Assn., Am. Acad. Polit. and Social Science.

14 November 2010

Irving Newcomb (b. 1872)

Irving Newcomb (BMN #2972) was born 11 Nov 1872 in Iowa, the son of Edgar Enos Newcomb. B.M. Newcomb said that Irving died in 1916, but he was still alive for the 1930 census.

06 November 2010

John Virgil Newcomb

John Virgil Newcomb was born 12 Feb 1914, the son of  Cleveland Guy Harrison Newcomb (b. 8 Nov 1892, BMN #3063) and Josephine Collins. The old Newcomb books state that his parents were married in December 1914. The Social Security Death Index  states he was born in February 1914. It is highly unlikely he was born a few months before his parents' marriage. These dates need to be checked.