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Benjamin Franklin Edwards

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Benjamin Franklin Edwards, American banker. member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.

Background

Edwards, Benjamin Franklin was born on December 31, 1859 in St. Louis. Son of Albert Gallatin and Mary Ewing (Jenckes) Edwards.

Education

Graduate Kirkwood (Missouri) High School, 1875.

Career

1 son, Albert Gallatin. Married second, Flora G. Woods, January 8, 1901. Children—Mary Rebecca, Presley William, Nancy.

Began with St. Louis National Bank, December 31, 1875. Assistant correspondent clerk, Bank of Commerce, 1880. Entered stock and bond business, 1887.

With father, as A. G. Edwards & Son. With the National Bank of Commerce as assistant cashier, cashier, director Vice-President, 1892-1908, and president, September 1908-April 1913. Became president Central National Bank of St. Louis, March 1, 1915.

Organizer and was president National City Bank of St. Louis, July 12, 1921. Now member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.

Membership

Member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.

Connections

Married Isabel Woods, of St.; married second, Flora G. Woods, January 8, 1901. Children: Mary Rebecca, Presley William, Nancy.

father:
Albert Gallatin Edwards

mother:
Mary Ewing (Jenckes) Edwards

spouses:
Isabel Woods

Flora G. Woods

children:
Mary Rebecca Edwards

Presley William Edwards

Nancy Edwards