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Francis Brewster Reeves

Francis Brewster Reeves, American banker, merchant.

Background

  • Reeves, Francis Brewster was born on October 10, 1836 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Johnson and Elizabeth (Riley) Reeves.

  • Education

    • Public schools and Harmony Academy, Bridgeton.

    Career

    • Newcomb Butler Thompson, April 26, 1860. Entered Girard Bank, March 9, 1854, remaining until 1858, when engaged in wholesale grocery business. Head of wholesale grocery firm of Reeves, Parvin & Company, since 1859.

      President Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad Company. Director Bell Tel. Company Pennsylvania, Delaware & Atlantic Telephone Сompany, Diamond State Telephone Сompany. Member of advisory board Germantown Trust Сompany.

      Vice president Germantown Savings Fund Society. Elected director Girard National Bank, 1881, president, July 18, 1899. Chairman Executive Committee Municipal Reform Committee of 100, Philadelphia, 1881-1883.

      Member city board education, 1888-1890. Vice president since 1889, Citizens Permanent Relief Committee. Member board of trustees General Assembly Presbyterian Church in United States of America Commissioned by Philadelphia Relief Committee to visit Russia, 1892, to deliver steamship Conemaugh’s cargo of flour to Russian authorities for relief of famine, Emperor Alexander III recognized his personal service by gift of valuable table service of gold and silver.

      Treasurer Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society. Vice president Philadelphia Bourse. Member board of managers Merchants Fund, Mercantile Beneficial Association.

      Member American Academy Political and Social Science. Home: Germantown, Pennsylvania Deceased.

    Membership

    Member of advisory board Germantown Trust Company. Member city board education, 1888-1890. Member board of trustees General Assembly Presbyterian Church in United States of America Commissioned by Philadelphia Relief Committee to visit Russia, 1892, to deliver steamship Conemaugh’s cargo of flour to Russian authorities for relief of famine, Emperor Alexander III recognized his personal service by gift of valuable table service of gold and silver.

    Treasurer Thomas W. Evans Museum and Institute Society. Member board of managers Merchants Fund, Mercantile Beneficial Association. Member American Academy Political and Social Science.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Bernard, d.
    • father: Johnson Reeves
    • mother: Elizabeth (Riley) Reeves
    • spouse: Ellen Bernard
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    Born October 10, 1836
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