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Biographical Sketch of W. P. Jacobs

Although death claimed W. P. Jacobs in 1906, a year after his arrival in Bartlesville, he had already gained a well established position in business circles here, his enterprise and integrity winning for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he was brought into contact. He was born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1866, and acquired his education in Danville College, after which he became connected with the lumber business at Toledo, Ohio. From there he went to Findlay, Ohio, where he was identified with the same line of activity, and he subsequently removed to Lima, that state, where he became interested in the manufacture of torpedoes; conducting his enterprise under the name of the Producers Explosive Company, of which he was president. Subsequently the Dupont Powder Company bought out his interests and in 1905 he came to Bartlesville and purchased a drug store, also investing in oil property. He died in 1906 of heart failure. He was an astute, farsighted business man whose plans were carefully formulated and promptly executed, and opportunity was ever to him a call to action. In 1905, at Jamestown, New York, Mr. Jacobs was united in marriage to Mrs. Carolina (Raymond) Bush of Corry, Pennsylvania, a niece of the late Murray Raymond, who was president of the Raymond Manufacturing Company of Corry. Mr. Jacobs passe. away at the age of forty years, when still in the prime of life, and his demise was deeply regretted not only by his immediate family but by all who had the honor of his closer acquaintance. He was a man of sterling worth, capable and enterprising...

Biography of Arthur C. Trumbo

The development and success of the Muskogee National Bank is attributable in no small measure to Arthur C. Trumbo, an alert, energetic and farsighted business man, who in financial circles has made a most creditable name and place for himself. He was born on a farm in Allen county, Ohio, on the 6th of August, 1866, and attended the country schools until he reached the age of seventeen, when he began teaching and soon afterward was made principal of the Columbus Grove high school at Columbus Grove, Ohio. Desirous of enjoying still further educational advantages himself, he later became a student in the normal school at Ada, Ohio, and afterward attended the Tri-State Normal School at Angola, Indiana, the Wooster University at Wooster, Ohio, and the Leland’ Stanford University of California, winning his Bachelor’s degree upon the completion of a literary and scientific course in 1894. He afterward pursued the study of law at Northwestern University in Chicago: and in 1896 was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He at once entered upon the active practice of law in Chicago, there following the profession until 1901. Since that year Mr. Trumbo has been identified with the development and progress of Muskogee, particularly in connection with the financial interests of the city. Here, in partnership with A. W. Patterson, he established the Bank of Muskogee, which was nationalized in 1908, becoming known as the Muskogee National Bank. Until 1916 Mr. Trumbo was vice president and cashier, in which positions he concentrated his attention upon constructive effort, administrative direction and executive management. The safe, conservative policy instituted at the...

Biography of Henry O. Valeur

Henry O. Valeur, architect and builder, of Muskogee, was born in Norway, April 30, 1882, a son of Alrik and Dorothy Valeur. He enjoyed liberal educational advantages, receiving his more advanced training in universities of Norway and of Germany, pursuing university studies in his native country for three years and in Germany for four years. In young manhood he went to sea, spending three years as a sailor, and it was subsequent to this time that he became a student in Germany, thus qualifying for important and responsible duties in life. It was with the belief that he would have better business opportunities on this side of the Atlantic that Mr. Valeur left the Land of the Midnight Sun and came to the new world. He did not tarry on the Atlantic coast but made his way at once into the interior of the country and settled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was connected with the electric light plant, representing the Westinghouse Electric Company for a year. He next went to Lima, Ohio, where he was engaged on the construction of public buildings for five years. It was in 1909 that he arrived in Muskogee and through the intervening period he has been identified with the business interests of this city as an architect. He made the plans for and superintended the construction of the West high school of Muskogee, also the grand stand at the fair grounds, the Carnegie public library, the Hays building at State and Broadway, the high schools at Chandler and Morris, Oklahoma, and various other public structures, business blocks and fine residences....

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