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Comstock, John Henrylocked

(24 February 1849–20 March 1931)
  • Pamela M. Henson

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Comstock, John Henry (24 February 1849–20 March 1931), entomologist, was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Ebenezer Comstock, a farmer, and Susan Allen, a nurse. Comstock grew up in upstate New York in a succession of foster homes after his father died en route to the California gold rush. Taken into the home of Lewis Turner, a master of Great Lakes ships, Comstock worked as a ship’s cook while pursuing his education. The purchase in 1870 of ...

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