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Ichabod Washburn

Ichabod Washburn, American manufacturer, philanthropist.


  • Washburn, Ichabod was born on August 11, 1798 in Kingston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ichabod and Sylvia (Bradford) Washburn.

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    • At least 1 daughter Entered partnership with W.H. Howard to manufacture lead pipe and machinery used in production of woolen goods, 1821. Partner Washburn & Goddard, manufacturers machinery for carding and spinning wool, 1823-1824. Devised wire drawblock.

      Manufactured wire, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1834-1868, firm name I.


    • Partner Washburn & Goddard, mfrs. Made steel piano wire, 1850.


    • Married Ann Brown, October 6, 1823. Married second, Elizabeth Cheever, 1859.
    • father: Ichabod Washburn
    • mother: Sylvia (Bradford) Washburn
    • spouses: Ann Brown
    • Elizabeth Cheever
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    Died December 30, 1868
    (aged 70)