Biography of Theodore C. Northcott
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Northcott, Theodore C., was born in Athens, Minard County, Ill., in 1844, a son of James H. Northcott, a civil engineer who died in Sangamon County, Ill., in 1877, where he lived for many years. His death was the result of wounds received in a battle in Arkansas during the Civil war. Mr. Northcott was prominent in the organization of the Republican party in Central Illinois and was a personal friend of Mr. Lincoln. After returning from the war, disabled, he was a justice of the peace and a notary public up to the time of his death. One of his sons, Dr. E. M., lives in Chicago. Theodore C. Northcott was educated in the Springfield (In.) Lutheran College and the Chicago Union Park Congregational Theological Seminary, and preached for seven years in Minnesota and in Toledo, Ohio. In January, 1884, he entered the employ of Colonel Smead as a warming and ventilating engineer, and bought a hail interest in the business for the territory of New York and the New England States. He immediately established an office in Elmira in partnership with D. L. Stine, of Toledo, Ohio, under the firm name of Northcott & Stine. In 1887 Col. Isaac D. Smead, of Toledo, bought the interest of Stine, and formed the firm of Smead & Northcott, which existed till February, 1890, when Mr. Northcott bought out Colonel Smead, and he has since been sole owner. Mr. Northcott married a daughter of Hiram Brown, of St. Joseph, Mich., in 1878, and they have three children. He is an active member of the Y. M. C. A. and is withal an eminent and influential citizen.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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