H-I history 1863-1912

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H-I history 1863-1912

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mimirie wrote:Online info suggests Horrocks Ibbotson Co. got its start in 1863, when James Horrocks was hired. I'm puzzled about the name of the firm which hired him.
George A. Clark hired him to work in his variety store on 50 Genessee Street. There was also a J.H. England in the store from 1881-1891.The Utica directory lists it as a variety store until 1896 when they are listed as sellers of bicycles and fishing tackle. I'll continue adding as time allows.
Clark also owned a glove factory beginning in 1881.
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1897 Edward Ibbotson joined and it began a formal name change from George A. Clark Co. to:
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1901 another Horrocks joined and the listing read:
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1902 another building added so it looked like this
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As of 1903 another building added and it read:
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In 1904 it changed to
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Capitalization as of 1906
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Notice Clark's name absent in 1908. He died in March of that year.
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In 1909, Horrocks is now President
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In 1910 the official name change
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In 1912 it looks like they moved the factory
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