William was a lumberman, timber jobber and contractor. Shortly after 1862 he left home and sailed for about two years on the great lakes. In 1864, he joined his brother Andrew in Alpena, MI where they engaged in the lumber business under the name of Bewick, Comstock & Co. In 1871 they established a bank - the Alpena Banking Company.
1870 Census. Alpena, Alpena Co, MI, Hh 200
William Baker COMSTOCK and Myra RAPELJE were married on 5 November 1875 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. Myra RAPELJE336 was born on 24 September 1844 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
Myra was the daughter of Barkley Lambert Rapelje and his wife Nancy Thayer.
William Baker COMSTOCK and Myra RAPELJE had the following children:
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