Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind02801
  • Name: Nelson MCCOOK
  • Given Name: Nelson
  • Surname: McCook
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1876 in Riceville, IA 1
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  • Death: 16 APR 1960
  • Age: 84y in Long Beach, CA 1
  • Note: b. Riceville, IA; d. Long Beach, CA; o. Bank President; [R011] Three Blackmore Genealogies; [Pioneer L B. Banker Nelson McCook Dies - Death in his sleep early this morning closed the 70-year career in banking for Nelson McCook, founder and chairman of the board of the First National City Bank of Long Beach. A heart ailment, with which he had been troubled several years, caused his death in a local hospital. He was 84 years old. Son of a banking family, McCook began as a bookkeeper in his father's bank at Riceville, Iowa, working after school at the age of 14. Ten years later, in 1900, he organized the First National Bank of Sumner, Iowa, and was president and cashier until he came to California with his brother, R. D. McCook, and they organized the American National Bank of San Bernardino. McCook began his Long Beach banking career in 1920 when he organized the California First National Bank at 1st St. and Locust Ave. He served as president until the bank merged with the Bank of America in 1936. He then went to the Security Trust and Savings Bank in San Diego as vice president and director. During the war years McCook held many positions, including a member of the Salary Stabilization Board. He also was a member of the Board of Harbor Commissioners several years and always was active in the development of Long Beach Harbor. McCook was one of the founders of the Pacific Coast Club and a member of the Palos Verdes Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Congregational Church. In 1949 McCook returned to the Long Beach banking scene when he founded the National City Bank, now known as the First National City Bank. With him in the new bank were two of his sons, Fonda McCook, now the president, and Nelson McCook Jr., vice president. Another son, Rupert F. McCook is in the insurance business here. A daughter, Mrs. F. C. Denebrink, wife of Adm. Denebrink, USN (ret.), lives in San Francisco. Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram, 1960-04-16] >> <<

    Marriage 1 Fanny Loretta FONDA b: 24 FEB 1879 in Stacyville, Mitchell Co., IA
    • Married: 19 SEP 1899 Religious Marriage in Osage, Mitchell Co., IA
    • Note: m. Osage, Mitchell Co., IA; [Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1937 - Name: Fannie L Fonda; Birth Year: abt 1879; Spouse: Nelson McCook: Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1899; Marriage Place: Mitchell; Parents: E.S. Fonda, Loretta Crego ]

    1. Title: Three Blackmore Genealogies
      William Blackmore of Scituate, MA, James Blackmore of Providence, RI, Rev. Adam Blackman (Blackmore) of Stratford, CT, and probably related lines of Samuel Blackmer of Bennington, VT, and David Blackmer of Rhode Island, also unattached lines of Reuben Blackmer of Belchertown, MA and David Blackmer of Nova Scotia
      Allied Families
      Publication: So. Pasadena, CA
      Publisher: A.M. Smith
      Publication Date: 1930
      Issue: A5
      Edition: 206 pgs.
      Author: Smith, Alven Martyn
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