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date: 18 September 2019

Pittock, Henry Lewislocked

(01 March 1836–28 January 1919)
  • Stephen Ponder

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Pittock, Henry Lewis (01 March 1836–28 January 1919), newspaper publisher and businessman, was born in London, England, the son of Frederick Pittock, a printer, and Susanna Bonner. In 1839 the family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Pittock’s father began a printing business. Henry, the third of eight children, attended public schools and began working at his father’s print shop when he was twelve years old. In early 1853, inspired by stories of adventure on the Oregon frontier, Pittock, then seventeen, and a brother, Robert, left home to join two other families to emigrate to the West....

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