Item #221991 2 ALSs to Miss Milburn. Florida, William C. Comstock.

2 ALSs to Miss Milburn.

Winter Park, Fla: Febry 19th, 1914 & Feb., 18, 1916.

Price: $75.00

About the item

One page. Some edge wear.

Item #221991

William Charles Comstock was born October 20, 1847 in Oswego, New York. He attended Northwestern University earning a BA degree in 1867 and a Masters degree in 1870. From 1868 to 1893 Comstock was engaged in the grain business in Chicago, and from 1875 to 1924 he was president of the Chicago Board of Trade. He also served as president of the Traders Assurance Company of Chicago

Comstock first came to Osceola, the fore-runner of Winter Park, as early as 1876. In 1882, he purchased property along Lake Osceola to build his winter home, "Eastbank," completed in 1883

Comstock was an active contributor to the economic and social life of Winter Park. His involvement includes being director of the Winter Park Company, a charter trustee of Rollins College, and an early supporter of the Winter Park Public Library. Comstock died in Chicago on September 24, 1924.