Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr.

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F. W. Lincoln, Jr.

Boston, Massachusetts


F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Company (1839 - 1883)

Frederick Walker Lincoln, Jr. (1817 - 1898)

"Frederick Walker Lincoln, Jr. was born at Boston on February 27, 1817 according top his monument in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  His grandmother was Deborah Revere, daughter of Paul Revere.  When he was thirteen years old, he was apprenticed to Gedney King and his son and successor, Charles Gedney King.  In 1839 Mr. Lincoln went in business for himself.  He continued for forty-three years as a maker of nautical and surveying instruments.  In 1883 he sold the business, F. W. Lincoln Jr. & Co., to Charles C. Hutchinson who had been a partner since 1858.  He continued the business under the firm name of C. C. Hutchinson until his death in 1913.  The firm was then taken over by his successors until 1940 under the same name.

In December 1857, Mr. Lincoln became Mayor of Boston.  He was elected Mayor each year serving until December 1864.

In 1882 he accepted the position of Manager of the Boston Storage Company, the position he held at the time of his death on 13 September 1898."

Reference:  Smart, Charles E.   The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962  



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