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From: "Vincent E. Summers" <>
Subject: Re: [Phly-Rts] Josiah K PROCTOR d 2/12/1920
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:25:16 -0500
claims he died on the 11th of pneumonia also.
This downloadable Google Book also says he died on the 11th, with some bio:
Unfortunately, that's all I've found.
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 3:24 AM, Diana Quinones <> wrote:
> Can anyone help find an OBIT or Mortuary notice for Josiah K PROCTOR in
> the Philadelphia paper? I had found a short death notice in Harrisburg
> paper, but it does not show where he is buried.
> 2/13/1920 edition page 10"Josiah K Proctor Dies-Noted Textile
> Inventor Philadelphia, Feb 12 - Josiah K Proctor, Wyncote, died today in
> Ocean City NJ. He was 72 years old. He was a native of Chelmsford, Mass.
> Mr. Proctor was inventor of a textile drying machine widely used in this
> country. He designed the first garnett machine in this country."
> His wife was Sarah Jane (Wright) Proctor. In 1920 Census they are alive,
> both age 71, he is retired, and they lived in Cheltenham, Montgomery Co.,
> both age 71. He was head of Proctor-Silex Co, and I felt like there should
> be a better notice of him in the Philadelphia paper. His wife must have
> died between 1920 and 1930 Census too, as she could not be found in the
> Two of their 4 children died young and are buried at Mt Vernon cemetery in
> Philadelphia, and I am wondering if they are also?
> Any help would be great.
> Merry Christmas to all,
> Diana in Alabama
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