Arthur P Bancroft

Arthur P Bancroft

Death 22 Nov 1902 (aged 38–39)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot Old Cemetery, New Section, Lot 99, space 1
Memorial ID 87519127 · View Source
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Columbus reporter, clerk and insurance agent.

Raised in Clermont county, Ohio, where his father Royal J Bancroft was an attorney and for a time Clermont County Recorder. While a young man Arthur authored A Gazetteer and History of Clermont County, Ohio in 1882.

Moving to Columbus, Ohio in 1883 he was a reporter for several years for the Columbus Daily Times. Later he was clerk for the Auditor of Ohio's Canal and Trust Fund. After marriage he moved to 548 Keifer Avenue, and was an agent for the Washington Life Insurance Company with his office at 88 1/2 North High Street. He continued to work as a correspondent, being granted credentials for the State House floor in 1891 as representing the Ohio State Journal.

Arthur married Clara, daughter of George M. & Elizabeth (Pfeifer) Weinman in Columbus, Ohio, on June 3, 1885. They were later divorced in the 1890s as he began to lose his battle with alcoholism, which was eventually the cause of his premature demise.

They had three children, all born in Columbus: Elizabeth Harriet (born January 9, 1886), Clara Louise (born December 22, 1889, died April 15, 1903), and William Howard (born December 14, 1891).

Arthur was the maternal grandfather of author and historian Art Schlesinger, Jr.

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  • Added: 29 Mar 2012
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