DR. N. W. HOLCOMBE, WEST SIMSBURY Postmaster.
Dr. Noah Webster Holcombe was born in Granby in 1831, and was educated in the University Medical College of New
York city. He has devoted his life to the practice of medicine. He has served in both branches of the general assembly,
being a member of the senate in 1869, and of the house in 1876. Prior to the war, he was connected with the democratic
party, but for the last thirty years he has been a republican. He was in the service as a volunteer surgeon during
the rebellion. He has held numerous offices of trust and responsibility in the town where he resides, serving on
the board of selectmen and as postmaster at West Simsbury. The latter is one of the positions that he still retains.
He is also post surgeon at Simsbury. Dr. Holcombe is a member of Hartford Lodge, F. and A. M., Washington Commandery,
Knights Templar, surgeon of the Putnam Phalanx, and is connected with Trumbull Council of the National Providence
Union, and the Order of Red Men. He is president of the Simsbury Agricultural Society, president of the Tunxis
Rogue Detective Society, president of the Connecticut Detective Association, and also president of the Simsbury
Creamery Company. He is a director in the National Life Association of this city, and vice president and treasurer
of the Connecticut Association for the protection of game and fish. Dr. Holcombe is one of the busiest of men,
but always has time to be the most companionable of gentlemen. He has been a resident of Connecticut during the
whole of his active life with the exception of three years spent in Wilmington, Del.
He is a member of the Baptist church. His wife, who was Elizabeth B. Moses prior to marriage, is still living,
but there are no children in the family.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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