William Cooper Procter

Col. William Cooper Procter (1862-1934) Born in 1862, young W. C. spent his life in Glendale. He went to Glendale Elementary, commuted to Hughes High School and graduated from Princeton University in 1883. He started working at P&G in the factory as a common laborer that same year and became plant manager in 1890. Upon …

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Procters in Glendale

The Procters in Glendale  The development of Glendale had begun ten years earlier as America’s first planned railroad commuter town. It offered rail access to Ivorydale and downtown and was supposedly safe from cholera, a disease that ravaged crowded cities. W. A. Procter and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth (1838-1903), had five children and left an …

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Conclusion When the Lyceum was being built by subscription charges to the members, it came up short and Mr. Procter made up the difference to get it finished. Following the death of W. A. in 1907, his daughter, Bessie, and her husband Ralph Rogan moved into The Oaks. Following the death of W. C. in …

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