Merton Mower Comstock

22 May 1866–29 December 1949 (Age 83)
Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Merton Mower

When Merton Mower Comstock was born on 22 May 1866, in Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Peter Delos Comstock, was 30 and his mother, Lucie Alvi Edwards, was 25. He married Adelle Mysia Herring on 10 January 1894. He lived in San Diego Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1949. He died on 29 December 1949, at the age of 83.

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Merton Mower Comstock
Adelle Mysia Herring
Marriage: 10 January 1894

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10 January 1894

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 1

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from an unidentified place.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Merton Comstock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merton M Comstock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merton Comstock, "United States Census, 1930"

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