Biography of George Washington Seibold
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George Washington Seibold, engaged in the real estate and loan business in Muskogee, was born in Chicago, February 22, 1872, and is a son of William Frederick and Elizabeth Seibold. The father was a lumberman and grain dealer and also owner of farms, conducting important business interests. During the boyhood of George W. Seibold the family removed to Iowa, where the son obtained his education in the public schools. He received his business training under the direction of his father and was engaged in the lumber and grain trade at Danbury, Iowa. On the 3rd of May, 1904, he came to Muskogee, where through the intervening period of eighteen years he has made his home and is engaged in the meal estate and loan business. He has made a careful and thorough study of property values here and is considered an authority upon real estate conditions, opportunities and valuations. He has gained a large clientage, resulting in the negotiation of many important transfers and has placed many advantageous loans.
In June, 1897 Mr. Seibold was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Councilman, a native of Ida Grove, Iowa, and they have become the parents of five children: Charles W., George W., Ted E., Jane Elizabeth and Bernice.
Mr. Seibold gives his political allegiance to the Republican Party and he served as a member of the city council in 1909 and 1910 during which period the sewer system and the paving of the city streets was largely extended. Mr. Seibold is a member of the Town and Country Club and also of the Wauhillau Club. He is greatly interested in those forces which make for the benefit of the community and the up building of the city and during the eighteen years of his residence in Muskogee has come to be regarded as an important factor in the work of public progress.