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Middlewest Trust Company building
Middlewest Trust Company building
TitleMiddlewest Trust Company building
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionSide and front view of the two story brick building, the Middlewest Trust Company. A street light is near the main entrance on the right. An American flag is raised on the roof.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Banks
Banking industry
Buildings
Flags
Street lights
Industrial trusts
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Personal NameWhite, Frank, 1856-1940
Organization NameMiddlewest Trust Company (Valley City, N.D.)
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberBC 1-48-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 10 cm.
TranscriptionColonel Frank "White, born in 1856 in Stillman Valley, IL. The son of Jasuah White, he was educated in the public schools and received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1880. Frank was sent to Valley City by his father to look after some property his father had acquired. Liking the country and the fine hunting he opened a surveyor's office in that city. Some months later, due to his reputation in the community, he was nominated for the State Legislature on the Republican ticket and was elected. Elsie Hadley, the daughter of Artemis Hadley, arrived in Valley City to teach mathematics at the new Normal School. She lodged and boarded at the same place as Frank White. In 1894 they were married. One son, Edwin Lee White, was born July 5, 1896. Frank White joined the local National Guard unit and was elected Captain. When the Spanish-American War broke out Frank was a Major was selected to command the ND Guard sent to the war.
Upon returning from war he was nominated for Governor and was elected in 1900 and 1902. He returned to organize the Middlewest Trust Company in Valley City. With the advent of World War I Frank White was commissioned a Colonel and he served in France. Upon returning to private life he was appointed in 1921 Treasurer of the United States in which position he served until 1928. He returned to private business but passed away five years later in 1939." -- Printed next to photograph.
"Colonel Frank White - Barnes Co., Farmer and business man. Governor of North Dakota 1901-1904. Treasurer of the United States 1920-1924. Served in the Spanish-American War and World War I. Buried in National Arlington Cemetary"--Handwritten next to photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Photograph next to Col. Frank White portrait, item number BC 1-48-1.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC 1-48-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
Email: bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC1482
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