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Silas B. Crocker

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 630

Silas B. Crocker, foreman of the woodworking department of the Crocker Chair Company, was born in Willsborough, N. Y., November 12, 1849, being a son of Silas R. Crocker, whose sketch is given on another page. The subject of this article came with his parents to Sheboygan County. When eight years of age he was left motherless, and thereupon went to live with an aunt at Clintonville, N. Y., where he received a High-School education. Ten years later he returned to Sheboygan, and began to learn to art of chair-making in the old factory of Crocker & Bliss, working a year at fifty cents per day. For a number of years he continued to work at the bench. When the Crocker Chair Company was incorporated, he became a stockholder, and for years has been foreman in the wood-working department. In Broadhead, Wis., Mr. Crocker was married, November 27, 1878, to Miss Mary Rait, a native of the Badger State. To this couple two children have been born, Elizabeth and Myron.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Crocker are members of the Congregational Church. Politically, he is a Republican, and though not an office-seeker, he served as a member of the City Council in the years 1886 and 1887. Mr. Crocker is an unobtrusive man, who goes about his business in a quiet way, giving it his entire thought and attention.

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