Alvah Curtis Roebuck (Alvah Curtis Roebuck)

Alvah Curtis Roebuck

Businessman. Co-founder of Sears and Roebuck Company. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he began working as a self-taught watchmaker in Hammond Indiana at the age of 22. He answered a classified ad for a watchmaker placed by Richard W. Sears in the Chicago Daily News in 1887. Their association grew into one of the world’s best known business parnerships. He also founded a company that manufactured and distributed motion picture projectors and was president of Emerson Typewrtier Company where he invented the “Woodstock” typewriter. (bio by: Bigwoo)  Family links:  Parents:  Samuel Roebuck (1833 – 1876)  Mary Jane Wolf Roebuck (1838 – 1921)  Siblings:  Lewis G Roebuck (____ – 1862)*  Jeanett Roebuck (____ – 1862)*  Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864 – 1948)  Ida May Roebuck Thomas (1866 – 1900)* *Calculated relationship


  • January, 09, 1864
  • USA


  • June, 06, 1948
  • USA


  • Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
  • Illinois
  • USA

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