Simon Newcomb
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Simon Newcomb (1835 - 1909)

Simon Newcomb
Born in Wallace Bridge, Cumberland, Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 31 Jul 1863 in District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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NEWCOMB, SIMON, astronomer; b. 12 March 1835 in Wallace Bridge, N.S., eldest of the seven children of John Burton Newcomb and Emily Prince; m. 4 Aug. 1863 Mary Caroline (Mollie) Hassler in Washington, and they had three daughters; d. there 11 July 1909.


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