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James Benjamin Wilbur

James Benjamin Wilbur, American bank executive. Member Massachusetts History Society.


  • Wilbur, James Benjamin was born on November 11, 1856 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of James Benjamin and Lauretta (Welch) Wilbur.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • 1 son, James Benjamin. Cashier New York,N.H.&H. Railway, 1876-1882. With Daniels & Fisher, Denver, Colorado, 1884.

      Banking and ranching, Colorado, 1885-1890. Organizer, 1891, Royal Trust Company, Chicago, and president until 1909. Retired and settled at Manchester, Vermont Trustee Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, University of Vermont, American Antiquarian Society, New York History Society.


    • Author: Life of Ira Allen (1751-1814), Founder of Vermont, 1928. Editor: Contrast (comedy of 1789 in 5 acts), 1920. Active for many years in having letters and documents pertaining to American history reproduced and placed in the Library of Congress.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Protestant


    Member Massachusetts History Society.


    • Married Carrie B. Hurd, 1880.
    • father: James Benjamin Wilbur
    • mother: Lauretta (Welch) Wilbur
    • spouse: Carrie B. Hurd
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    Born November 11, 1856
    Died April 28, 1929
    (aged 72)