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RG4301.AM:  Ben B. Wood, 1843-1904



Correspondence, 1875-1880

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Banker

Size:  1 volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Ben B. Wood was born in Cayuta, Schuyler County, New York in 1843.  After working in the banking business in Havana, New York, he came to Omaha in 1868, and took a position as bookkeeper in the banking house of J.A. Ware & Co.  In 1872, the Ware Bank became the State bank, with former Governor Saunders as its president and Wood as cashier.  Wood retained that position when the bank was brought into the national banking system as the Merchants National Bank in 1882.  In 1892 Wood became the vice-president, and continued to hold that position until his death on June 19, 1904.



Wood married Daisy Barkalow, with whom he had four children: a daughter, Margaret, and three sons, Roy, Ben, and Robert.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one item, a letter press book of correspondence, 1875-1880, with index.  The correspondence relates to various business matters of Ben B. Wood.



INVENTORY



Letterbook, 1875-1880



 



Subject headings:



Banking — Nebraska

Banks — Nebraska

Omaha (Nebraska) — Commerce

Wood, Ben B., 1843-1904



 



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