F.C. Comstock

F.C. COMSTOCK, merchant, Oregon; born in Otsego Co., N.Y. in 1839; son of William and Fanny Comstock, both natives of New York, who settled on Government land in town of Dunn, Dane Co., in the spring of 1845; they began poor, and entered 40 acres at a time, as their means could allow; the father dying in 1875, on the 200-acre farm, F.C. did his share of breaking and improving here, and later ran a trashing machine, dealt in horses and other stock; was two years in the grain business in Oregon.  He married Sarah Newsham, in Erie Co., Penn., her birthplace; she died May 22, 1874.  Mr. Comstock formed a partnership with E.P. Tracy, and they have been in mercantile business in Oregon Village since October, 1878; carry a complete general stock of dry goods and groceries, hats, caps, clothing, and have a separate store, opened in April, 1880, for the sale of boots and shoes; Mr. C. also handles agricultural machinery.  Is a Democrat.

line
footer