Titcomb, Edward Rodman Age 92, died peacefully May 14, 2011 at home surrounded by friends and family. He attended Yale University and the University of Washington, and then went on to serve in the Army Air Corps, in England during World War II. After returning, he married Julie Crommelin on September 11, 1946. Ed devoted many years in support of numerous educational and social service organizations. His first loves were the Science Museum of Minnesota where he served as a Board member and President, and Hamline University where he served as a Trustee. Ed also served for many years as a Director of Northwest Paper Company, Boise Cascade Corporation, and Rock Island Company. He was President of Rodman Industries from 1972 to 1983. Ed was an avid sportsman and hobbyist. He enjoyed golf with his children and grandchildren, skiing the mountains of Colorado, and challenging his friends to sets of tennis. He and Julie frequently escaped to their cabin on Madeline Island to sail on Lake Superior. His lasting legacy will be the fine wood furniture he crafted for others over the last 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie, of 64 years. He is survived by four sons: Rod (Cecie), Rick (Suzy), Dan (Judy) and Bruce (Katy), 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
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A South Marston villager, immortalised in A Wiltshire Village.
Considered a strange character by villagers, and feared by children and even some adults.
Ranikhet was partly built using stone from Titcombe's (then disused) cottage.
Info from www.alfredwilliams.org.uk
Posted by Mabena at 15:51
John Titcomb was born about 1830 in the small hamlet of Westcott at the foot of the Downs in northwest Berkshire. Little is known of his early life, but it is likely that he came from a family of shepherds. Indeed, at the age of 26 when he married, he was employed as a shepherd. It was on 11th August 1856 that John married Hannah Reade, a young woman from the village of Watchfield. Throughout their married life, they lived in a small cottage outside Watchfield, just above West Mill. John worked as a shepherd and agricultural labourer, while it seems that Hannah spent most of her life giving birth and bringing up children. The couple had seventeen children over a period of 25 years - Charles, Elizabeth Anne, John, Joseph, James, Martha Jane, Martha Rebecca, Mary Jane, Thomas, Amy, David, Albert, Walter, George and Edwin.
More details of John Titcomb's family.
Posted by Mabena at 12:01
Detail from the pencil sketch "The Battle of Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing, TN, 4/6-7/1862" by Lieutenant Francis Titcomb, Alabama Artillery (from The Smithsonian Institution's American History Museum, photo by CNO).
More details of The Battle of Shiloh (or Pittsburg Landing)
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