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Ichabod Washburn

manufacturer , philanthropist

Ichabod Washburn, American manufacturer, philanthropist.

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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

Connections

Married Ann Brown, October 6, 1823. Married second, Elizabeth Cheever, 1859.

father:
Ichabod Washburn

mother:
Sylvia (Bradford) Washburn

spouses:
Ann Brown

Elizabeth Cheever