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C J A Ericson

ERICSON

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 17:29:29

C J A Ericson, cashier of the city bank, whose protrait appears in this work, is a native of Sweden, and was born March 8, 1840, and lived in his native place until 1852, when he emigrated to the United States and settled in Rock Island county, Illinois, and engaged in agricultural pursuits; he afterward was employed in a saw and flouring mill; in 1855 he removed to Altoona, Knox county, Illinois, and lived ther until 1859, and then changed his residence to Iowa, and settled in Ridgeport, Boone county, and engaged in general merchandise and the stock business; he was appointed postmaster by James Buchanan, held the office until 1870, and was a member of the 14th general assembly of the State legislature; he was engaged in business at Ridgeport until 1870, and then came to this city and engaged in general merchandising; he was one of the organizers of the First National Bank, and vice-president of the same; this bank surrendered its charter January 1, 1878 and re-organized as a privated bank, with the subject of this sketch as cashier, he is eminently a self-made man, commencing life with little means, and is a good illustration of what an industrious man can accomplish by giving his time mainly to one subject and bending his energies in one direction, a marked characteristic of his entire career has been his untiring energy and enterprise; a man of strong will and determined pupose, and his character as a business man may be inferred from the success that has attended his efforts; his private character and his public record are alike untarnished; he was married in 1873 to Miss Nellie LInderblad, a native of Sweden

From the 1880 Boone co history book


 

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