Bio: Comstock, Leander Abraham (1853 - 1927)

Contact: Stan


Surnames: Comstock, Whitney, Hardison


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin


Leander Abraham Comstock (3 Apr 1853 - 4 Jun 1927)


LEANDER A. COMSTOCK, livery stable, Merrillan, was born in Michigan, April 3, 1853; came with his parents, in 1861, to Jackson Co., Wis., where they settled on a farm in the town of Albia. Started to clerk for Merrill & Loomis at Hixton, in 1870 and remained with them after they moved to Merrillan, continuing to clerk for them until 1875; started a store for himself and run it until 1879, when he sold out to George K. Whitney and then engaged in the livery business. Is a member of I. O. O. F., Merrillan Lodge, No. 246. Was married, Feb. 22, 1875, to Miss Emma J. Hardison. They have two children, Clare and Edith.


Family Notes


Leander Abraham Comstock was born in Jackson, Michigan, 3 Apr 1853 and died 4 Jun 1927 in Bellingham, Washington.  After leaving Merrillan, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, he settled in Whidbey Island, Washington in the Pacific Northwest in the Puget Sound, where he was employed in the fuel business.


Father: Edwin Comstock b: 9 Jun 1827 in Erie County, New York
Mother: Selena Dibble b: 6 Jul 1831 in Western, New York

Marriage: Emma Jane Hardison b: 17 Jun 1856 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Silas Hardison.  Emma died 12 Dec 1935.

Married: 22 Feb 1877 in Alma Center, Wisconsin

Children of Leander and Emma Comstock

Edith Mary Comstock b: 29 Mar 1880
Claire Elizabeth Comstock b: 29 Sep 1882 in Merrillan, Wisconsin
Bessie Lea Comstock b: 29 Jun 1885 in Merrillan, Wisconsin
Archie Bernard Comstock b: 13 May 1887
Belle Comstock b: 6 Apr 1889 in Alma Center, Wisconsin


Response: Betty Comstock

When I saw the bio on Leander A. Comstock, I decided to look him up in the "The Comstock Family in America" pub 1949 by John Adams Comstock. My husband Tom is 12th desendant of William, his grandfather Ralph Jared is 10th descendant, born in Brookfield NY, Family #2105. This "Comstock" book is what really got me started in genealogy!

The following is listed for Leander.

Leander A. Comstock is person #7852, 10th descendant, as follows; (Edwin-9, Israel-8, Solomon-7, Israel-6, Daniel-5, Daniel-4, Samuel-3, Samuel-2, William-1.)

His family is #1978, born Jackson, Mich., April 3, 1855; died Bellingham, Wash., June 4, 1927; married, Alma Center, Wisc., Feb. 22, 1877, Emma Jane Hardison, b. Kingston, Ont., Canada, June 17, 1856; d. Dec. 12, 1935, dau. of Silas Hardison.

Leander A. Comstock was engaged for several years in the mercantile business in Merrilan, Jackson Co., Wisc. He later settled in Whidby Island, Wash., where he raised grain and fruit extensively. In 1909 he moved to Bellingham, Wash., where he was in the fuel business.


#9391a. Edith Mary(11), b. March 29, 1880; m. Coupeville, Wash., Feb. 19, 1902, Thomas Alexander Price. Res. (1949) 12 So. O St., Lake Worth, Fla..

#9392. Claire Elizabeth, b. Merrilan, Wisc., Sept. 29, 1882; m June 14, 1910, E.C. Clarahan. Divorced and resumed maiden name. Was Supt. of Schools of Island County, Wash. Res. (1943) 1112 No. 9th St., Tacoma, Wash.

#9393. Bessie Lea, b. Merrilan, Wisc., June 29, 1885; m Dec. 5, 1906, Dr. Frank L. Wood. Res. (1943) Lynden, Wash.

#9394. Archie Bernard, b. May 13, 1887; d Salem, Ore., Aug., 1939; m. Jan. 1, 1912, Christine Margaret Canfield. No children.

#9395. Belle, b. Alma Center, Wisc., April 6, 1889; d. Belllingham, Wash., Aug. 30, 1913, unmarried.



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