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Frank Bestow Wiborg
American businessman

Frank Bestow Wiborg

Frank Bestow Wiborg
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Intro American businessman
Was Businessperson
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1855, Cleveland
Death 12 May 1930 (aged 75 years)
Children: Mary Hoyt Wiborg
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Frank Bestow Wiborg (April 30, 1855 - May 12, 1930) of Cincinnati with Levi Addison Ault created the ink manufacturer, Ault & Wiborg Company.


He was born on April 30, 1855 to Henry Paulinus Wiborg, a Norwegian immigrant, and Susan Isidora Bestow. He attended the Chickering Scientific and Classical Institute, and graduated in 1874. He worked for Levi Addison Ault to pay his way through school.

He married Adeline Moulton Sherman (1859-1917), the daughter of Hoyt Sherman in 1882. Together they had three daughters: Mary Hoyt Wiborg, Sara Sherman Wiborg, and Olga Wiborg (1890-1937). Olga Wiborg married Sidney Webster Fish, the son of Stuyvesant Fish on September 18, 1915 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Easthampton, New York. On December 30, 1915 Sara married Gerald Murphy. He was later the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

He died of pneumonia at his home at 756 Park Avenue in New York City on May 12, 1930.


  • The Travels of an Unofficial Attaché (Privately printed, 1904)
  • A Commercial Traveller in South America (New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1905)
  • Printing Ink: A History with a Treatise on Modern Methods of Manufacture and Use (New York and London: Harper, 1926)


  • Frank Wiborg's diaries can be found in the Gerald and Sara Murphy Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

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