Pinckard, Thomas S.
Born: 1833-06-19 Upper Alton, Illinois
Died: 1911-04-23 Mechanicsburg, Illinois
Flourished: Alton, Illinois
After receiving a common-school education, Pinckard apprenticed in the printing offices of the Alton Telegraph. In 1852, he became a foreman, and the following year he traveled to California, where he was employed installing telegraph lines. He returned to Alton in 1854, where he worked as a foreman at the
W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People 1812 to 1912 (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 1:105, 610; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 24 April 1911, 11:3.