Wheelock P. Bingham
BINGHAM BUILT NEW VAN CAMP FACILITY
Wheelock Prentice Bingham. Born: 1870, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. Mar: 15 Sep 1900 Pearl Pence.
Wheelock went to work for the Pan Handle Railway, part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, when he was seventeen. He worked for them until 1905 when he was hired by Van Camp Packing Company at its plant in Effingham, IL. He became expert in plant operation and was called upon to build a new Van Camp milk facility in Watertown, WI. He was appointed its superintendent in 1908. His daughter, Ione Rose, graduated from Watertown high school in 1919. [source]
11 09 IN THEIR NEW HOME
W. P. Bingham and family [Wheelock P. Bingham, supt. Van Camp Packing Co.] are now nicely situated in their new home at 202 [South] Washington Street. It is one of the most up-to-date homes in the city, of the western bunglow style — two stories and basement, and fitted throughout with all modern improvements. The site of the house is also one of the best in the city and their many friends wish Mr. and Mrs. Bingham and daughter long life and happiness in their new place of residence. WG
History of Watertown, Wisconsin