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RG1501.AM:  Ettrick Forest Walden, 1857-1957

Typed memoir:  1947, November 19

Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska:  Banker

Size:  One folder


Born at Gowanda, New York, in 1857, Ettrick Forest Walden was associated with the banking industry for sixty-two years in New York, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.  Walden was married to Mary Grace Churchill.  The Waldens came to Nebraska in 1888, and Ettrick worked at the Farmers State Bank at Plainview.  Later, he worked at the Security State Bank at Randolph, Nebraska, and then the bank at Wayne.  In 1907, he filed a land claim south of Philip, South Dakota, and got a job at the bank in Philip.  Around 1940, Walden moved his family to be near his daughter in Oregon.  Ettrick Forest Walden died in Salem, Oregon, on November 6, 1957.  He is buried next to his wife in the Masonic Cemetery at Philip, South Dakota.


This collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of a fifty-six page typed memoir by Ettrick Forest Walden.  The memoir is dated November 19th, 1947.  The memoir describes family life growing up in New York, his move to Nebraska and events witnessed working in the banking industry.  It goes on to describe his time in South Dakota and Oregon.

Note:  The first six pages of the memoir are missing.


Memoir of Ettrick Forest Walden, November 19, 1947


Subject headings:

Banks and banking — Nebraska

Cedar County (Nebraska) — History

Randolph (Nebraska) — History


Security State Bank (Randolph, Nebraska)

Walden, Ettrick Forest, 1857-1957


Revised TMM      02-21-2020