Courtesy, Punxsutawney Historical Society
Reuben Colburn Winslow (R37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties 1875-1876
Reuben Colburn Winslow, born November 9, 1833, family farm, Winslow Station, Gaskill Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph W. Christina Long Winslow; attended common schools; Clearfield Academy; read law with Phineas Jenks, Honorable, George A. Jenks; admitted Jefferson County Bar, 1860; engaged, twenty year partnership with Phineas Jenks, at that time; afterwards, established the firm, Winslow and Calderwood, which was in business until retirement, 1907; married, Martha Drum, 1854, sons, John Carleton Winslow, William Warren Winslow; cofounder, Mahoning Bank, Punxsutawney, with Pennsylvania State Senator Harry White of Indiana, County, 1868; president, 1st National Bank 1883-1909, then became, Punxsutawney National Bank; founder, Punxsutawney Electric Light Company, Punxsutawney Water Company: died, April 17, 1912 (78 years, 5 months, 9 days) Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, interment, Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1875-1876; committee assignments, Finance, Pensions And Gratuities Retrenchment and Reform.
The Senator’s American progenitor, Kenelin Winslow, arrived with the Mayflower’s second voyage, 1629; Kenelin, brother of first Mayflower passenger, Plymouth Colony Governor Edward Winslow. 7th descent from the Mayflower Winslow’s, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Extracted, Punxsutawney News newspaper accounts dated 18 April 1912 and 24 April 1912.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 606, 610-612.