Alvah Curtis Roebuck

Alvah Curtis Roebuck

Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Jun 1948 (aged 84)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Top floor of Mausoleum
Memorial ID 10779102 · View Source
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Businessman. Co-founder of Sears and Roebuck Company. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he began working as a self-taught watchmaker in Hammond Indiana at the age of 22. He answered a classified ad for a watchmaker placed by Richard W. Sears in the Chicago Daily News in 1887. Their association grew into one of the world's best known business parnerships. He also founded a company that manufactured and distributed motion picture projectors and was president of Emerson Typewrtier Company where he invented the "Woodstock" typewriter.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alvah Curtis Roebuck (9 Jan 1864–18 Jun 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10779102, citing Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .