He was Uncle Arthur to my father and they had a strong bond. Art Gochenour got Dad his start in the electrical industry with a job at Anaconda Wire & Cable. Arthur Burchard Gochenour was born 31 August 1879 in Freeport, Illinois. His parents were Mary Mallory and Wesley Gochenour. He married my grandfather’s sister, Eleanor Pierce Claycomb.
There was one other strong memory of Uncle Arthur for my father. He had a new 1931 Buick – this about the time Dad was graduating from high school and was very focussed on cars. The mention of “Uncle Arthur’s Buick” sent Dad into a reverie.