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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.WHITCOMB.

submitted by Ron Renquin



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Whitcomb Entry From: Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay, Wisconsin


Oconto County Reporter Newspaper Reports on Whitcomb


Descending Whitcomb Genealogy Chart



From: Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay, Wisconsin 
Including the Counties of Brown, Oconto, Marinette and Florence, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the early settled Families. 

- Illustrated - 

Chicago: 
J.H. Beers & Co. 
1896 

Pages 615 and 616 

W.W. Whitcomb 

W.W. Whitcomb has lived on his present farm in Pensaukee township, Oconto county, for the past thirty-four years, having come here with an ox-team and covered wagon from Walworth county. 

Mr. Whitcomb was born in Erie county, N. Y. in 1841, son of Edmond and Louisa (Marsh) Whitcomb, the father a native of New York, the mother of Vermont. They were married in New York State. In 1841, when Wisconsin was still a Territory, the family removed westward, locating in Kenosha county, Wis., where the father opened up a farm in the woods, this being their home until 1861. In that year they came to northern Wisconsin, settling on a new farm in Pensaukee township, Oconto county, where or subject now resides. In this region the parents passed the remainder of their lives, both dying on a farm in Suamico township to which they had removed, the father in 1893 and the mother in 1882. They were the parents of three children, viz; W. W.; Caroline (Mrs. Edgar Delano), of Pensaukee; and H. D., sheriff of Oconto county. 

Our subject received his education in the schools of Kenosha county, were he passed his youth and early manhood. He was twenty years old when he came to Oconto county, with whose interests he has ever been identified, especially in the agricultural development of Pensaukee township. He opened up a farm and is now the the owner of eighty acre of good land in Section 25, all of which is cleared, sixty acres being under cultivation. In addition to the labor involved in the care and improvement of his farm he has worked in the lumber woods to some extent for F. B. Gardner Lumber Co. Mr. Whitcomb has taken an active interest in the affairs of the community where he has so long made his home, and has aided materially in its improvement and transformation from a forest wild to a condition of cultivated fertility. 

In 1866 Mr. Whitcomb was united in marriage, in Suamico township, with Miss Elizabeth Barker, and five children have been born to this union, as follows; Percy, Joycie (Mrs. Nicholas, residing in Pensaukee township), Herbert, Leslie and Eric. Mrs. Whitcomb was born in New Hampshire, daughter of James and Lucinda (Gould) Barker, who were also natives of that State where Mrs. Barker died. In 1858 Mr. Barker came to Pensaukee, Oconto county, and here passed the remainder of his life, dying in Oconto in 1870. 

This sketch would be incomplete were mention not made of Mr. Whitcomb's service during the war of the Rebellion. On December 28, 1863, he enlisted for three years or during the war, at Madison, Wis., in Company F, Twelfth Wisconsin V. I. , and served in the army of the Tennessee, joining his command at Vicksburg. He participated in the siege of Atlanta, was on the famous march to the sea, went through the Carolina campaign, and saw active service at the battle of Bentonville, N. C. (1865), taking part also in every engagement in 1864 in which his command was engaged. He participated in the Grand Review at Washington, D.C., and was discharged July 23, 1865 at Madison, after an honorable army career of over a year and a half. In political sentiment Mr. Whitcomb is a Republican.

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Oconto County Reporter
Saturday 17 November 1894 
contributed by Ron Renquin

The New Sheriff 

      Upon hs arrival at Abrams, one week ago Thursday, H. D. Whitcomb, the  newly elected sheriff, was met at the depot by about 100 of his acquaintances 
and given a cow bell, horn and pan serenade.  The Liberty pole was decorated  with flags its entire length, and as a cap sheaf to the celebration some one  presented him with a star as large as a cheese decorated in red, white and  blue, which was pinned upon his coat, and a club as big as a fence post and  wound with bunting was placed in his hand.  Then they gave three cheers for  their fellow townsman and the deed was done. 



Oconto County Reporter and Green Bay Press Gazette
6 February 1934 
contributed by Ron Renquin

FUNERAL FOR H.D. WHITCOMB HELD MONDAY 
Early History of County Recalled by Death of Pioneer 

      The funeral for Harry D. Whitcomb, Oconto County pioneer resident, was held yesterday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. L. C. Becker officiating.  Interment was in the Brookside cemetery.  The pallbearers were six grandsons, Harold Bent, Clintonville, Donald Bent, Land O' Lakes, Russell Whitcomb, Minocqua; Crosby and John, Abrams, Lester Whitcomb, Jr., Milwaukee.  Attorney Arthur J. Whitcomb, Milwaukee, a son, left his sickbed in Milwaukee to attend the funeral here.

      The death of Mr. Whitcomb, a former Oconto County Board Chairman, and county sheriff recalled earlier days of Oconto County conditions and political history.  Born in Kenosha in 1850, then known as Southport, Wis., Mr. Whitcomb moved with his parents to Elkhorn, Wis. at the age of Six.

 Shingles Were Money

      In 1861 he came with his parents to Oconto county settling in the town of Little Suamico on what is still the Whitcomb farm.  This farm was originally homesteaded from the government by his father, Edmund Whitcomb, who had walked to Oconto county 200 miles from Elkhorn to locate the site. The move from Elkhorn was made by ox team which required two months.  Until 1871, when the railroad was extended north of Green Bay, they carried their provisions from Green Bay, 20 miles to the south, paying for their provisions with pine shingles shaved by hand from timber on the homestead and delivered by ox-team.

      Mr. Whitcomb was united in marriage on August 21, 1873 to Susan Porter, a union which lived for more than sixty years.  The widow and six children survive.  Through years of toil the homestead of virgin timber was converted into a modern day farm with new lands acquired increasing the holding to 320 acres.  In the early days, after the timber was gone, Mr. Whitcomb went into the wholesale meat business with the lumber camps and railroads which were being extended in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan as his markets.  Refrigeration was unknown in those days and he shipped carloads of livestock from Chicago to the Whitcomb farm for slaughter, then in the cool of the night hauled it to Oconto

Held Public Office

      Mr. Whitcomb was identified with the political life of Oconto county for many years.  From 1888 t0 1895 he served as chairman of the town of Little Suamico and as a member of the county board.  In 1894 he was elected sheriff of the county and when he completed his term and returned to the farm, he was again elected town chairman in 1897 from when he continued to sit on the county board for many years.  In 1892 he was elected chairman of the county board.  The present courthouse and county building was then just being completed.  It had been build in a swampy piece of ground and Mr. Whitcomb was one of the county board committed charged with the responsibility of having the frog pond surrounding the new courthouse filled in.  He showed great interest in the development of churches and schools and served for several years as a district school officer.

      In 1912 Mr. Whitcomb retired from active farming and for five years lived in the village of Abrams.  In 1917 he purchased a home in Oconto residing here until his death last Friday.  Mr. Whitcomb was the last surviving member of the county board of supervisors of 1891 which provided for the construction of the present courthouse.  L. W. Brazeau, another pioneer county board member of that early year, preceded him in death by a week.  Mr. Whitcomb was also one of the two remaining county officers of the time, the other being John P. Merline who served as county treasurer from 1890 to 1894 and now conducts a grocery business on Oconto's Main st. 

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Descendants of Edmond S. Whitcomb
 
 

Generation No. 1

1. EDMOND S.2WHITCOMB (SAMUEL1) was born 14 July 1814 in Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, and died 02 January 1893 in Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married LOUISA MARSH 1838 in Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, daughter of Marsh.

Notes
 

The founder of the Whitcomb family in Oconto County is Edmond Whitcomb and his wife, Louisa Marsh. Edmond was born July 14, 1814 in Tompkins County New York. The parents of both Edmond and Louisa remain unknown at this time. Louisa was born in Vermont in 1813. The 1820 Census shows two Whitcomb families living in Dryden. Unfortunately the early census did not name the children living in the households, only the ages and sex of the children. The two Whitcomb families living in Dryden were Martin and Samuel. Martin has no children and Samuel's household would be a match. 

Marriage years narrowed down to 1838/39 based on Grantor/Grantee Indexes for Dryden, Tompkins County New York. In 1838 land was sold to Edmund Whitcomb by Levi Whitcomb (believed to be a brother) and in 1839 the same property is being sold by Edmund and Louisa Whitcomb. 

Vital Records for the time were kept as part of the Town Records. The records for the Town of Dryden were destroyed in a fire. Thus birth dates and such are taken from secondary sources such as obituaries. Some liberties are taken with assuming that Samuel is the father of Edmond. All records (census) lean toward him as the only potential father. 

In 1842, Edmond and Louisa are living in the Wisconsin Territory, in Brighton, Racine (Later Kenosha) County, Wisconsin. Record in on Page 5. 

In 1846 & 1847 Wisconsin Territorial Census, the Whitcomb family is still living in Brighton, now Kenosha County. Page 117 and 123 

In 1855 the Wisconsin State Census shows Edmond and Louisa are living in Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin. In 1860, the Federal Census shows that they are still in Geneva, Walworth County, in Dwelling number 172, Family number 152 found on page 216.

Louisa Marsh Whitcomb died in 1882. There is no death record on file and no obituary was found. She is buried beside Edmond in the Brookside Cemetery.

Edmond died on January 2nd, 1893 at the home of his son, H. D. Whitcomb. There is no death record for Edmond either but his obituary was found in the Oconto County Reporter, Friday, January 13, 1893

Children of Edmond Whitcomb and Louisa Marsh are:

2. i. WILLIAM WALLACE3 WHITCOMB, b. 30 July 1841, Erie, Buffalo County, New York; d. 26 November 1906, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

3. ii. CAROLINE WHITCOMB, b. 01 August 1844, Southport, Kenosha County, Wisconsin; d. 02 November 1907, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

4. iii. HARRY DAVID WHITCOMB, b. 03 June 1850, Southport, Kenosha County, WI; d. 01 February 1934, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

iv. CALISTA WHITCOMB, b. 1855.
 
 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM WALLACE3WHITCOMB (EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 30 July 1841 in Erie, Buffalo County, New York, and died 26 November 1906 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married ELIZABETH CHESTIVA BARKER 15 November 1866 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of James Barker and Lucinda

Notes

William Wallace Whitcomb married Elizabeth Barker in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Abrams at 4:00 p.m. on November 15, 1866 by the Rev. Thomas Walker. Registration of marriage is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, Vol. 1, page 107, Record 00158

William was a farmer, having walked from Lake Geneva in 1860 with his father, Edmund to purchase land. The property he claimed was 120 acres of land in the Town of Pensaukee. The pieces are described as the SE and SW quarter of the NW Quarter and SW quarter of the NE Quater of Section 25, Town of Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

William Wallace Whitcomb's record of birth can be found in the libraries of the Church of Jesus Christ Later Day Saints. It is in Batch 5006180, on Sheet 153 and the source call number is 1553350 

William has his biography in the "Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay" and can be found on pages 615-16. Copies of the book are available in the Brown County Library, Area Research Center at UWGB or the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

William enlisted in the GAR on 28 December 1863 and was discharged on July 16, 1865 at Louisville, KY

His death record can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, Vol. 2, record number 00782. The death record for Elizabeth Chestiva Barker Whitcomb can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, Death Records, Vol. 6, page 690

His obituary is found i the Oconto County Reporter, Page 1, November 26, 1906.

The Obituary for Elizabeth Whitcomb is found in the Oconto County Reporter, Page 1, March 19, 1914 edition. They are buried in the Brookside Cemetery. 

Children of William Whitcomb and Elizabeth Barker are:

5. i. PERCY HOWARD4 WHITCOMB, b. 07 August 1869, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 19 May 1956, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

6. ii. JOYCIE ADELL WHITCOMB, b. 19 September 1870, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

iii. HERBERT J. WHITCOMB, b. 27 March 1876, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

7. iv. LESLIE W. WHITCOMB, b. 06 August 1878, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

v. ERIC LEE WHITCOMB, b. 22 January 1889, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 1961; m. LOUELLA.

3. CAROLINE3 WHITCOMB (EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 01 August 1844 in Southport, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and died 02 November 1907 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married EDGAR A. DELANO 18 January 1863 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of Frederick DeLano and Olivia.

Notes

Death Records for Caroline Whitcomb DeLano can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Off in Volume 5, Page 50. Her obituary can be found in the November 7th, 1907 Oconto County Reporter, Page 1. 

Death Records for Edgar DeLano are also found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office in Volume 2, Page 346, Record 134. His obituary is found in the October 7th, 1899 edition of the Oconto County Reporter.

Children of Caroline Whitcomb and Edgar DeLano are:

8. i. CLARENCE S.4 DELANO, b. 05 April 1865, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 02 August 1939, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

ii. EGBERT DELANO, b. 22 May 1867, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 03 December 1947, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. KATHERINE PILLSBURY, 10 February 1903, Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

9. iii. HARRY E. DELANO, b. Pensaukee, Oconto County, WI.

4. HARRY DAVID3WHITCOMB (EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 03 June 1850 in Southport, Kenosha County, WI, and died 01 February 1934 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married SUSAN LORETTA PORTER 21 August 1873 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of Milo Porter and Catherine Garrigan.

Notes

Hall's History of Oconto County - Courthouse Commerative Plaque. The sitting county board of officers is listed. H.D. Whitcomb in on the plaque. Photo of plaque found on page 123.

Biography in the "Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Bank of Green Bay", pages 519 and 520. F902 +3Z07

Address at time of death in 1934 was 857 Madison St. This house was sold to his daughter Blanch after Harry's death. In 1943 she sold the house and moved with her mother, husband and daughter to Green Bay. In 1996 Ginny Renquin Orr, the great great granddaughter of H. D. and Susan Whitcomb bought the home

Date and place of birth are taken from his obituary. 

The 1880 Federal Census shows the Whitcomb family living in Dwelling 131 as family 131, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin

The 1900 Federal Census shows the Whitcomb family living in Dwelling 138, family 138 in Pensaukee Township, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

Registration of Death for Harry D. is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, in Volume 12, page 37. His obituary is found in the Green Bay Press Gazette and Oconto County Reporter on February 6, 1934. It is also found in the Wisconsin Necrology in the State Historical Society in Madison.

Obituary for Susan Porter Whitcomb was found in the September 20th edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette. She was living in the home of her daughter, Blanch Whitcomb Robinson in Green Bay. Susan and Harry D. are buried in the

Brookside Cemetery next to his parents.

Children of Harry Whitcomb and Susan Porter are:

10. i. SUSAN LORETTA4 WHITCOMB, b. 04 September 1874, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 26 August 1950, Eagle River, Vilas County, Wisconsin.

11. ii. CARRIE WHITCOMB, b. 02 June 1876, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 23 February 1899, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

12. iii. LESTER SYLVESTER WHITCOMB, b. 22 November 1878, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 12 November 1960, Pewaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

13. iv. BLANCHE GERTRUDE WHITCOMB, b. 03 May 1884, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 31 October 1949, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

14. v. ARTHUR WHITCOMB, b. 30 April 1886, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

15. vi. HARRY FRANCIS WHITCOMB, b. 27 June 1892, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 1978, California.
 
 

Generation No. 3

5. PERCY HOWARD4WHITCOMB (WILLIAM WALLACE3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 07 August 1869 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 19 May 1956 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married EMMA OLIVE POWELL 31 August 1898 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of George Powell and Mary Farley.

Notes

From Percy's obituary, his occupations were carpenter, mason and well driller. He was a lifelong resident of Pensaukee. Surviors include sone Howard, Daughters Mrs. James ( ) Terry, Mrs. Harold ( ) Terry, Mrs. Alfred ( ) Nicholas, Mrs. Racil (Amy) Leonard, Mrs. Ione ( ) Cool and Mrs. Claude (Mary) Papenfus

Percy shows many occupations as a result of census, and obituary. His is listed as a mechanic, carpenter, and farmer. 

Percy's registration of Birth can be found in volume 30, page 206, record 00157, his registration of Marriage is found in Volume 2, page 306, record 8396. His obituary is found in the Green Bay Press Gazette, 21 May 1956 edition.

Emma's Registration of Death can be found in the Oconto County Registre of Deeds office, in Vol. 7, Pge 749. Her Obituary is found in the Green Bay Press Gazette on 6 May 1919. She died of Cancer after a duration of suveral months. She was buried out of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Brookside. Emma and Percy are buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Children of Percy Whitcomb and Emma Powell are:

i. AMY S.5 WHITCOMB, b. 14 November 1898, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. RACIL C. LEONARD, 30 June 1921, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

ii. MARY ELIZABETH WHITCOMB, b. 02 February 1900, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. CLAUDE POPPENFUS.

iii. HOWARD EARL WHITCOMB, b. 12 May 1901, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 03 November 1987, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. ERMINE DEHUT, 24 June 1939, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

iv. LYNN A WHITCOMB, b. 1902.

v. JEAN WHITCOMB, b. 1904.

vi. DOROTHY JANNETTE WHITCOMB, b. 03 August 1907; m. MR. TERRY.

vii. ESTELLE WHITCOMB, m. MR. TERRY.

viii. IONE WHITCOMB, b. 06 November 1909; m. MRS. COOL.

6. JOYCIE ADELL4WHITCOMB (WILLIAM WALLACE3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 19 September 1870 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married WILLIAM T. NICHOLS 24 October 1893 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of Charles Nichols and Sohpia Hennings.

Notes

Registration of Marriage - Oconto County Register of Deeds, Volume 2, Page 80, Record Sequence 5711

Children of Joycie Whitcomb and William Nichols are:

i. FLOYD V.5 NICHOLS.

ii. BERNICE H. NICHOLS.

iii. GAINS LYLE SANFORD NICHOLS, b. 08 December 1901, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

7. LESLIE W.4WHITCOMB (WILLIAM WALLACE3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 06 August 1878 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married LUCY COUILLARD 10 April 1907 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of Samuel Couillard and Tilly Matravers.

Notes

Registration of Marriage- Oconto County Registration of Marriages, Volume 2, Page 426, Record Sequence # 8461

Per obituary of his mother of March 19, 1914, Leslie lives in Duluth, Minnesota

By Marriage registration, Leslie and Lucy were married in a Presbyterian Ceremony.

Lucy's Registration of Birth can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 1, Page 307

Child of Leslie Whitcomb and Lucy Couillard is:

i. PEARL MATILDA5 WHITCOMB, b. 05 May 1909. 8. CLARENCE S.4DELANO (CAROLINE3 WHITCOMB, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 05 April 1865 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 02 August 1939 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married ELLA PILLSBURY 1901, daughter of Thomas Pillsbury and Anna Mernon.

Notes

Clarence died from a stroke. He is buried in the Brookside Cemetery. The stroke occurred on July 30th and he died on August 2nd. His obituary was run in both the Green Bay Press Gazette and Oconto County Reporter on August 3rd, 1939.

Obituary for Ella Pillsbury DeLano can be found in both the Oconto County Reporter and the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 8th, 1947. She died of a cebral hemmorage. They are buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

He was a farmer his entire life. Farming in the Brookside area.

Children of Clarence DeLano and Ella Pillsbury are:

i. KATHERINE LORENA5 DELANO, b. 03 April 1902, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. LOUIS SATATLER.

ii. GRACE CAROLINE DELANO, b. 29 July 1904, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. J. R. MOUNT.

iii. OLIVE IONE DELANO, b. 30 May 1906, Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. EDWARD JACQUES.

iv. LEOLA GLADYS DELANO, b. 29 March 1908, Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin; m. BARTON LONGHURST.

v. MRS. CONRAD JAHN.

vi. MRS. WILLIAM DUVALL.

vii. DELBERT DELANO.

viii. CHARLES DELANO.

ix. GUY DELANO.

9. HARRY E.4DELANO (CAROLINE3 WHITCOMB, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born in Pensaukee, Oconto County, WI. He married ANNA NERCHBACH 16 August 1906 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, WI, daughter of John Nerschbach and Anna Paula.

Children of Harry DeLano and Anna Nerchbach are:

i. EDWARD E.5 DELANO, b. 09 April 1907, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

16. ii. JEWEL CAROLINE DELANO, b. 25 May 1909, Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

10. SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 04 September 1874 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 26 August 1950 in Eagle River, Vilas County, Wisconsin. She married WALTER HERBERT BENT 01 June 1902 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of William Bent and Lucy Knowles.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 26, Page 674.

Obituary is found in the August 31st 1950 edition of the Vilas County News Review, Page one. 

Obituary for Walter Herbert Bent as well as article about his tragic death from a dynamite explosion are found in the June 2nd, 1927 edition of the Eagle River Review on Page one.

Children of Susan Whitcomb and Walter Bent are:

17. i. WILLIAM HAROLD5 BENT, b. 07 January 1904, Metropolitan, Michigan; d. 23 July 1947, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

18. ii. RONALD ANTHONY BENT, b. 28 February 1905, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 1965, Grand Marais, Minnesota.

19. iii. ARTHUR JOSEPH BENT, b. 08 April 1907, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 02 June 1998, "Seldom Inn" Watersmeet, Mi.

iv. GEORGE BENT, b. 28 December 1908, Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 13 January 1909, Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

v. LEO GERALD BENT, b. 16 September 1911, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 19 January 1977; m. IRENE HAHN, 23 November 1934, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

vi. LUCY ANN BENT, b. 28 October 1913, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. April 1971, Torrejon AFB, Madrid, Spain.

11. CARRIE4 WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 02 June 1876 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 23 February 1899 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married FRANK URWAN 27 October 1896 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

Notes

Registration of Birth on 2 June 1876 is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office in volume 1, Page 11, Record Number 01916

Registration of Marriage is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office in Volume 2, Page 161, Record 05756

Registration of Death is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, in Volume 1, page 40.

Obituary ran in the February 24th 1899 edition of the Oconto County Reporter.

Child of Carrie Whitcomb and Frank Urwan is:

i. UNNAMED SON5 URWAN, b. 23 February 1899, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 23 February 1899, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. 12. LESTER SYLVESTER4WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 22 November 1878 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 12 November 1960 in Pewaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He married LAURA MOODY 21 September 1899 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of John Moody and Abigail Classon.

Notes

Registration of Birth for Lester S. Whitcomb can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office, Volume 30, Page 675

Registration of Marriage of Lester S. Whitcomb to Laura Moody is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume1, page 327, record 446

Obituary for Lester Whitcomb is found in the Green Bay Press Gazette on Saturday, November 12, 1960 edition, page 20.

Obituary for Laura Moody Whitcomb is found in the Oconto CountyReporter, Page 8, August 17, 1916 

Children of Lester Whitcomb and Laura Moody are:

i. AUDREY BLANCHE5 WHITCOMB, b. 21 May 1900, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 14 September 1900, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

20. ii. RUSSEL BERNARD WHITCOMB, b. 15 August 1901, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 26 June 1981, Winneconnie, Winabago County, Wisconsin.

21. iii. CROSBY GREGORY WHITCOMB, b. 20 February 1904, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 15 June 1987, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

22. iv. LESTER WHITCOMB,JR., b. 09 September 1905, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

v. HARRY LOUIS WHITCOMB, b. 28 July 1908, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 31 August 1928, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

23. vi. BEATRICE BLANCHE WHITCOMB, b. 08 May 1911, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 24 February 1999, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

24. vii. JOHN WHITCOMB, b. 19 October 1914, Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

13. BLANCHE GERTRUDE4WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 03 May 1884 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 31 October 1949 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. She married IRVIN ROBERT ROBINSON, son of John Robinson and Agnes Hewitt.

Notes

Blanche's birth is recorded twice. The first time was at the time of the event. The second recording was many years later when her mother registered the births of all her children at one time. It is recorded in Volume 1, Pg 60, Record 2676 and well as a delayed birth record found in Volume 30, page 676

Obituary for Blanche Whitcomb Robinson can be found in the November 1st, 1949 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Child of Blanche Whitcomb and Irvin Robinson is:

25. i. SUZANNE RUTH5 ROBINSON, b. 30 May 1927, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. 14. ARTHUR4 WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 30 April 1886 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married AGNES WHITKOPF May 1921, daughter of William Wittkopf and Ida Struz.

Notes

In the Obituary of Allan Vane Classon of Thursday, September 12, 1940 it mentions Arthur Whitcomb as an honorary pallbearer. 

Art Whitcombs picture appears in Halls "History of Oconto County" on page 132 on the Baseball team.

Registration of Birth for Agness Whitkopf is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds, Volume 2, Record 02757

Registration of Birth for Arthur Whitcomb is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 26, Page 672

Children of Arthur Whitcomb and Agnes Whitkopf are:

26. i. ARTHUR WILLIAM5 WHITCOMB, b. 20 May 1922, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 05 November 1994, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

ii. RICHARD JOSEPH WHITCOMB, b. 20 March 1925, Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

15. HARRY FRANCIS4WHITCOMB (HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 27 June 1892 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 1978 in California. He married JESSIE ZANDER 22 October 1921.

Notes

Registration of Birth for Harry Francis is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 24, Page 676

Child of Harry Whitcomb and Jessie Zander is:

i. MARION ARLENE5 WHITCOMB, b. 31 August 1922, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
Generation No. 4

16. JEWEL CAROLINE5DELANO (HARRY E.4, CAROLINE3 WHITCOMB, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 25 May 1909 in Brookside, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married ARTHUR MATRAVERS 14 June 1934 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

Notes

Registration of Birth, Oconto County Register of Deeds, Volume 47, Page 177

Child of Jewel DeLano and Arthur Matravers is:

i. JOHN HARRY6 MATRAVERS, b. 11 August 1947. 17. WILLIAM HAROLD5BENT (SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 07 January 1904 in Metropolitan, Michigan, and died 23 July 1947 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He married LOUISE SEIM 30 January 1932.

Children of William Bent and Louise Seim are:

27. i. PAULINE ANNE6 BENT, living

ii. WILLIAM HAROLD BENT, JR., b. 24 March 1936; d. October 1958.

iii. ROBERT JOHN BENT, b. 24 August 1937; d. 08 April 1943.

18. RONALD ANTHONY5BENT (SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 28 February 1905 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 1965 in Grand Marais, Minnesota. He married MILDRED WALTER 31 July 1929.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 26, Page 673

Children of Ronald Bent and Mildred Walter are:

i. Living 19. ARTHUR JOSEPH5BENT (SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 08 April 1907 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 02 June 1998 in "Seldom Inn" Watersmeet, Mi. He married EUGENIA SCOTT 01 January 1933 in Geneva, Illinois, daughter of Gaylord Scott and Mabel Wager.

Notes

Arthur "Dunny" Bent authored "Bent Trails A Family History" and published it in 1991. In 1988 he published a booklet entitled "Laddie, A Dear Deer Story" and it was published under the name of Waube Kanish aka Dunny (Arthur) Bent

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 5, Page 298

Children of Arthur Bent and Eugenia Scott are:

30.living 20. RUSSEL BERNARD5WHITCOMB (LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 15 August 1901 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 26 June 1981 in Winneconnie, Winabago County, Wisconsin. He married LORRAINE FOX 27 September 1926.

Notes

Russell "Red" moved to Milwaukee in 1926. In 1930 to 1940 he lived in Minocqua. In 1940 he and his familiy moved back to Milwaukee until he moved to Winneconne in 1980. 

Russell was a freight solicitator for Motor Transport Company.

Funeral was held from St. Bernard Catholic Church in Milwaukee, Msgr. Berry officiating. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 25, Page 710.

Obituary ws found in the 27 June 1981 edition of the Appleton Post Crescent.

Children of Russel Whitcomb and Lorraine Fox are:

32. i. ROBERT LEE6 WHITCOMB, b. 30 August 1927, Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa County, Wisconsin; d. 19 March 1997, Neenah, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

ii. living

21. CROSBY GREGORY5WHITCOMB (LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 20 February 1904 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 15 June 1987 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. He married MARGARET ANN MCALLISTER 11 October 1930 in Stiles, Oconto County, Wisconsin, daughter of Roy McAllister and Gertrude McIver.

Notes

Crosby was christened at St. John Cantius Church, Sobieski as Gregory Crosby Whitcomb, born 20 February 1904 and baptized on 31 July 1904.

Crosby Whitcomb and Margaret McAllister were married by the priest in a Catholic Ceremony in the Rectory at St. Louis Catholic Church, Abrams. Beatrice Whitcomb, sister of the groom was maid of honor, and Leigh McAllister, brother of the bride was the best man. At the time of their marriage, Crosby was employed by the Oconto County Highway Department.

Crosby Whitcomb's Social Security Number was 399-03-3376

Margaret McAllister Whitcomb's Social Security Number was 396-30-4932 

Children of Crosby Whitcomb and Margaret McAllister are:

i. HAROLD LAWRENCE6 WHITCOMB, b. 27 October 1931, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 27 October 1931, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin.

33. ii. PATRICIA ANN WHITCOMB, b. 09 September 1933, Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 01 June 2000, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

34. iii.living

35. iv. SALLY LORRAINE WHITCOMB, b. 08 July 1936, Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin; d. 22 July 1986, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

36. v. living

22. LESTER5 WHITCOMB,JR. (LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 September 1905 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married (1) ETHEL WILKE. He married (2) EUNICE.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 5, Page 163, Record 00446.

Certification of Baptism, November 1905 is found in St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Sobieski, Oconto County, Wisconsin

Children of Lester Whitcomb and Ethel Wilke are:

37. living Children of Lester Whitcomb and Eunice are:
                               38 living

23. BEATRICE BLANCHE5WHITCOMB (LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 08 May 1911 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 24 February 1999 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. She married (1) ANTHONY STOCK 25 March 1930. She married (2) ELMER JOHN PECOR 15 October 1936 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of David Pecor and Mina Lemorande.

Notes

Elmer (Pat) Pecor and Beatrice Blanch (Girlie) Whitcomb were married in Oconto on 15 October 1936. Their witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vullings. Elmer was a laborer.

Registration of Birth for Elmer John Pecor can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 3, Record 02454

Registration of Birth for Beatrice Blanche Whitcomb can be found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office in Volume 25, Page 711. 

Registration of Marriage is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds office in Volume 9, Page 651  

Children of Beatrice Whitcomb and Elmer Pecor are:

39. living 24. JOHN5 WHITCOMB (LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 19 October 1914 in Pensaukee, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married FLORENCE.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 10, Page 626

Children of John Whitcomb and Florence are:

40.living. 25. SUZANNE RUTH5ROBINSON (BLANCHE GERTRUDE4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 30 May 1927 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married FRANCIS JOHN BASCHE 26 August 1950 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.

Notes

Suzanne Robinson, born May 30, 1927 was the only living issue of Irwin Robinson and Blanche Whitcomb. She was the second child born of this union. Her mother was 43 years of age and her father was 47.

Registration of Birth, Oconto County Register of Deeds, Volume 17, Pg 567

Children of Suzanne Robinson and Francis Basche are:

i. living 26. ARTHUR WILLIAM5WHITCOMB (ARTHUR4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 20 May 1922 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 05 November 1994 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He married JULIE.

Notes

Record of birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 14, Page 704

Children of Arthur Whitcomb and Julie are:

i. living
Generation No. 5

27. PAULINE ANNE6BENT (WILLIAM HAROLD5, SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 31 December 1932 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. She married IRA JOHN WENTLER 07 June 1952 in Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.

Children of Pauline Bent and Ira Wentler are:

i. living

iii. JOHN WILLIAM WENTLER, b. 14 May 1965, Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin; d. 15 May 1965, Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.
 

28. WALTER DONALD6BENT (RONALD ANTHONY5, SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 02 August 1931. He married LORETTA.

Children of Walter Bent and Loretta are:

i. living 29. CAROLYN6 BENT (RONALD ANTHONY5, SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 06 May 1935. She married JOHN ERICKSON.

Children of Carolyn Bent and John Erickson are:

i.living 30. PETER WHITCOMB6BENT (ARTHUR JOSEPH5, SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 19 October 1933 in Geneva, Illinois. He married (1) BARBARA REIDELL 05 September 1959 in Penn Hills, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He married (2) ESTER GRAHAM ROBINSON January 1972 in Hawaii.

Children of Peter Bent and Barbara Reidell are:

44.living Child of Peter Bent and Ester Robinson is: iii. living 31. NANCY BROOKE6BENT (ARTHUR JOSEPH5, SUSAN LORETTA4WHITCOMB, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 18 March 1941 in Geneva, Illinois. She married (1) STEVE WENTZEL, JR.. She married (2) JAMES W. CARROLL 23 January 1960 in San Antonio, Texas, son of James Carroll and Lois Whitely.

Child of Nancy Bent and Steve Wentzel is:

46. living Children of Nancy Bent and James Carroll are: 47. living. 32. ROBERT LEE6WHITCOMB (RUSSEL BERNARD5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 30 August 1927 in Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa County, Wisconsin, and died 19 March 1997 in Neenah, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. He married (1) ELIZABETH LAGRANGE. He married (2) LOIS ZEINERT 07 July 1980 in Menominee, Menominee County, Michigan, daughter of Erwin Zeinert and Nora Breaker.

Children of Robert Whitcomb and Elizabeth LaGrange are:

50.living 33. PATRICIA ANN6WHITCOMB (CROSBY GREGORY5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 September 1933 in Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 01 June 2000 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin. She married EARL JULIUS RENQUIN, SR. 24 May 1952 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of Joseph Renquin and Lillian DeGrave.

Notes

Registration of Birth for Patricia is found in the Oconto County Register of Deed Office, Volume

Registration of Marriage of Patricia to Earl J. Renquin, Sr. is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office in Volume License 6326

They were married in St. Louis Catholic Church in Abrams on May 25, 1952

Registration of Death can be found for Patricia Ann Whitcomb Renquin in the Brown County Register of Deeds office, Local file number 778

Registration of Death for Earl J. Renquin, Sr. can be found in the Brown County Register of Deeds office, Local Registration File Number Page 899

Obituary for Earl J. is found in the June 24th 1994 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette. Obituary for Patricia is found in the June 3rd, 2000 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette. They are both buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Children of Patricia Whitcomb and Earl Renquin are:

51. living 34. LAURA JOYCE6WHITCOMB (CROSBY GREGORY5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 06 June 1935 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married CHARLES MASON VIOLETTE 26 November 1955 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, son of Alvie Violette and Geneva Mason.

Notes

Laura Whitcomb married Charles Violette on 26 November 1955 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Sobieski, Oconto County, Wisconsin. Marriage liscense number was 6929. Registration of Marriage is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 16, Page 204

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 22, Page 5

Children of Laura Whitcomb and Charles Violette are:

58. living

iii. LINDA VIOLETTE, b. 1961, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; d. 1961, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
 
 

35. SALLY LORRAINE6WHITCOMB (CROSBY GREGORY5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 08 July 1936 in Abrams, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and died 22 July 1986 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. She married ERVIN DANECKI.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 22, Page 475

Obituary is found in the 23 July 1986 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Children of Sally Whitcomb and Ervin Danecki are:

i. living 36. PATRICK JOHN6WHITCOMB (CROSBY GREGORY5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 April 1945 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He married CAROLYN L DANIELS 01 July 1967 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, daughter of Lloyd Daniels and Bernice Latour.

Notes

Registration of Birth is found in the Oconto County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 32, Page 504.

Registration of Marriage is found in Brown County Register of Deeds Office, Volume 77, Page 206, License number is 430.

Children of Patrick Whitcomb and Carolyn Daniels are:

62.living 37. JEAN6 WHITCOMB (LESTER5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1). She married ROBERT BARR.

Children of Jean Whitcomb and Robert Barr are:

i. living 38. JOAN SHIRLEY6WHITCOMB (LESTER5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 12 March 1930 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. She married RICHARD C. CHESLEY 16 March 1950 in Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa County, Wisconsin.

Children of Joan Whitcomb and Richard Chesley are:

i. living

ii. NICHOLAS W. CHESLEY, b. 04 April 1953, Petwern, Fayette County, Iowa; d. 09 April 1994.
   

39. LAUREL ANN6PECOR (BEATRICE BLANCHE5WHITCOMB, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 03 May 1937 in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married DUANE DEUEL.

Children of Laurel Pecor and Duane Deuel are:

i.living 40. LEON6 WHITCOMB (JOHN5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 1941. He married GRETA.

Child of Leon Whitcomb and Greta is:

i. living 41. MAUREEN6 WHITCOMB (JOHN5, LESTER SYLVESTER4, HARRY DAVID3, EDMOND S.2, SAMUEL1) was born 1944. She married SAL CORETZ.

Child of Maureen Whitcomb and Sal Coretz is:

i. living 
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