Z. C. (Zebdiel Charles?) and H. M. (Hazard Morey?) Wentworth established the Racine County Argus, Democratic September 1, 1868. They were afterwards editors of this sheet. On October 5, 1871 H. M. Wentworth retired from the paper but on March 8, 1872, he again took an interest in the publication. On July 31, 1873 Z. C.Wentworth became the sole proprietor until April, 1877. Page 217
The Racine Independent was started in November, 1877 by Wentworth Brothers who sold it to A. C. Arveson, after which it died in April 1879. Page 218
In 1858 the American Bugle Band was organized; members, L. C. Wentworth, H. M. Wentworth. Pages 324, 325.
Temperance Societies: Soon after the Civil war in 1865, a wave of “Temperance reform” spread over the country and in nearly every village and city temperance societies were organized. The oldest of these were the Sons of Temperance…Belle City Division No. 4, organized March 20, 1867. In 1871 members: Z. C. Wentworth. Page 334.
In 1880 Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, Alanson Filer, age 68, born New York, Life Insurance Agent; Maria, age 60, born Ireland, parents born Ireland; Elsie Wentworth, age 4, born Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin, granddaughter; servant Mary Sneberger.
My question is: Who were Elsie's parents? Alanson Filer's wife was Maria Pilkington (my relation) and apparently they had a daughter who married a Wentworth. I can find nothing on them.
Any help with this family would be appreciated, firstname.lastname@example.org