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Thorp, John

Gail Fowler Mohanty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 868 words.

Thorp, John (1784–15 November 1848), machinist and inventor, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the son of Reuben Thorp, a wheelwright and coach builder, and Hannah Bucklin. Very little...

Haish, Jacob

James D. Norris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 1120 words.

Haish, Jacob (09 March 1826–19 February 1916), inventor and businessman, was born in Consul Baden, Bavaria, Germany, the son of Christian Haish and Christina Layman, farmers. In 1836 the...

Pratt, Francis Ashbury

Fred Carstensen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 1017 words.

Pratt, Francis Ashbury (15 February 1827–10 February 1902), inventor and toolmaker, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Nathaniel M. Pratt, a leather merchant, and Euphemia Nutting....

Capetillo, Luisa

Lara Vapnek.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1324 words.

Capetillo, Luisa (28 October 1879–10 April 1922), feminist and labor leader, was born in the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Luisa Margarita Perone, a domestic servant, and...

Spencer, Christopher Miner

Christopher S. Duckworth.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 1419 words.

Spencer, Christopher Miner (20 June 1833–14 January 1922), inventor and manufacturer, was born on his father’s farm at Manchester, Connecticut, the son of Ogden Spencer, a farmer and dealer...

Brand, Virgil Michael

John M. Kleeberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1113 words.

Brand, Virgil Michael (16 January 1862–20 June 1926), brewer and numismatist, was born in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Michael Brand, a cooper and brewer, and Philippine Darmstädter,...

Strauss, Levi

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1084 words.

Strauss, Levi (26 February 1829–26 September 1902), clothing manufacturer, was born Loeb Strauss in Buttenheim, Bavaria (now in Germany), the son of Hirsch Strauss, a dry goods peddler, and...

Holsey, Lucius Henry

Gardiner H. Shattuck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 934 words.

Holsey, Lucius Henry (03 July 1842–03 August 1920), minister and denominational leader, was born near Columbus, Georgia, the son of James Holsey, a plantation owner, and Louisa, a slave....

Weir, William Douglas, first Viscount Weir (1877–1959), industrialist and public servant

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1830 words.

Weir, William Douglas, first Viscount Weir (1877–1959), industrialist and public servant, was born on 12 May 1877, in a top flat at Albert Crescent, Crosshill, Glasgow, the eldest of three...

Falk, Herman Eugene (1820–1898), salt manufacturer

David Iredale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1012 words.

Falk, Herman Eugene (1820–1898), salt manufacturer, was born on 20 November 1820 in Danzig, the fourth of five children of David Wilhelm Falk (1773–1848), merchant, and his second wife,...

Prest, William (1830–1885), football administrator and wine merchant

Nicholas Fishwick and Roland Fishwick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 697 words.

Prest, William (1830–1885), football administrator and wine merchant, was born in York, probably on 1 April 1830, one of five sons of John Prest, a successful merchant in the city, and his...

Harris, John (1820–1884), poet and miner

Megan A. Stephan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 813 words.

Harris, John (1820–1884), poet and miner, was born at Six Chimneys Cottage, Bolennowe Hill, Camborne, Cornwall, on 14 October 1820, the eldest of the ten children of John Harris (d. 1848),...

Monro, Harold Edward (1879–1932), poet and bookseller

Dominic Hibberd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Publishing. 1539 words.

Monro, Harold Edward (1879–1932), poet and bookseller, was born on 14 March 1879 at 137 chaussée de Charleroi, St Gilles, Brussels, the youngest of the three surviving children of Edward...

Gamble, Sir David, first baronet (1823–1907), chemical manufacturer

Theo Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1065 words.

Gamble, Sir David, first baronet (1823–1907), chemical manufacturer, was born in Dublin on 3 February 1823, the only son of Hannah, daughter of Henry Gower, a Dublin solicitor, and Josias...

Jay, John (1805–1872), building and civil engineering contractor

M. H. Port.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1099 words.

Jay, John (1805–1872), building and civil engineering contractor, was born on 22 January 1805 at Buckingham (now Buckenham Parva), Norfolk, the second son and sixth child of John Jay...

Kelk, Sir John, first baronet (1816–1886), builder and public works contractor

Hermione Hobhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 1430 words.

Kelk, Sir John, first baronet (1816–1886), builder and public works contractor, was born in Compton Street, Soho, London, on 16 February 1816, the son of John Kelk (1781–1848) and his wife,...

Smart, Sir Walter Alexander (1883–1962), diplomatist and orientalist

Michael Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2128 words.

Smart, Sir Walter Alexander (1883–1962), diplomatist and orientalist, was born in India on 12 Nov 1883, the son of Colonel Alexander William Smart (1848–1922), of the Royal Engineers, and...

Napier, James Carroll

Maceo Crenshaw Dailey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business and Management. 1401 words.

Napier, James Carroll (09 June 1845–21 April 1940), politician, attorney, and businessman, was born on the western outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. His parents, William C. Napier and Jane...

Bomford, George

John K. Mahon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1138 words.

Bomford, George (1780–25 March 1848), soldier, was born in New York City. Little information about his parents is known other than that his father was a military officer during the American...

Filene, Edward Albert

Constance Burns.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2177 words.

Filene, Edward Albert (03 September 1860–26 September 1937), merchant, reformer, and philanthropist, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of William Filene, a merchant, and Clara...