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Parsons, Albert Richard

Marilyn Elizabeth Perry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1071 words.

Parsons, Albert Richard (24 June 1848–11 November 1887), anarchist and labor organizer, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of Samuel Parsons, a shoe and leather factory owner, and...

Astor, John Jacob

Kenneth H. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2502 words.

Astor, John Jacob (17 July 1763–29 March 1848), fur trader and financier, was born in Waldorf, duchy of Baden, Germany, the son of Jacob Astor, a butcher, and Maria Magdalena Vorfelder, who...

Councill, William Hooper

John David Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Organization and Management of Education. 1382 words.

Councill, William Hooper (12 July 1848–17 April 1909), black educator, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the son of William Councill and Mary Jane (maiden name unknown), both...

Hascall, Milo Smith

James K. Hogue.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 922 words.

Hascall, Milo Smith (05 August 1829–30 August 1904), soldier and businessman, was born in Le Roy, New York, the son of Amasa Hascall and Phoebe Ann Smith, farmers. Milo Smith Hascall spent...

Laws, Samuel Spahr

M. M. Manring.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education. 1206 words.

Laws, Samuel Spahr (23 March 1824–09 January 1921), educator, businessman, and inventor, was born in Ohio County, Virginia, the son of James and Rachel Laws. Laws worked in a tool shop in...

Comer, Braxton Bragg

Evans C. Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1431 words.

Comer, Braxton Bragg (07 November 1848–15 August 1927), industrialist and governor of Alabama, was born at Spring Hill in Barbour County, Alabama, the son of John Fletcher Comer, a planter...

Dugdale, Richard Louis

Patrick J. Ryan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1151 words.

Dugdale, Richard Louis (1841–23 July 1883), merchant and social scientist, was born in Paris, France, the son of Richard John Dugdale, a manufacturer and journalist, and Anna (maiden name...

Archbold, John Dustin

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

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. 1152 words.

Archbold, John Dustin (26 July 1848–05 December 1916), oil industry executive and philanthropist, was born in Leesburg, Ohio, the son of Israel Archbold, a minister, and Frances Dana. His...

Fels, Joseph

Arthur Power Dudden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics. 1349 words.

Fels, Joseph (16 December 1853–22 February 1914), soap manufacturer, reformer, and single-tax evangelist, was born in Halifax Court House, Virginia, the second son of Lazarus Fels, a...

Letchworth, William Pryor

William H. Brackney.

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. 1212 words.

Letchworth, William Pryor (26 May 1823–01 December 1910), industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Brownville, New York, the son of Josiah Letchworth, a harnessmaker, and Ann Hance....

Wilkeson, Samuel

R. Beth Klopott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 822 words.

Wilkeson, Samuel (01 June 1781–07 July 1848), shipowner, iron founder, and manufacturer, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of John Wilkeson and Mary Robinson, farmers. Samuel...