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David Auld
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1826
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1904
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

David Auld, president of the First National Bank, dropped dead shortly 9:30 this moring. His sudden demise was due to heart trouble and had come on with practically no warning. He died in the bank after having arrived before 8:30 and had just looked over the mail as was his custom. He had progressed a few feet from his office into the corridor when he sank to the floor. His sons, David Jr. and Carroll, and Mr. Hackney hastened to his assistance. Doctors were summoned and arrived a few minutes later but he was beyond medical aid. A pathetic incident of his death is the fact that his only daughter, Mrs. Francis Darling of Vancouver, British Columbia, was on her way home, and arrived this afternoon. At the time of her marriage a year ago, her father took her going away very hard, saying that he would never see her again. He had looked forward to her coming and had recently been to a physician who found him in good health. Mr. Auld was a slave to business and if death had to come, he would probably have preferred to die attending to the business of a bank he was so rightly proud of. There are fewer sounder institutions in the country. A late statement shows undivided profits of $147,920 and deposits well up towards a million dollars. David Auld organized the bank July 1, 1866 and was its first and only president. He was born in Brownsville, PA., October 9, 1826 and at the age of 12 was considered a journeyman bricklayer. At that age he went to Pittsburg, after the big fire, and worked at his trade. He eventually went into railroad contracting with his brother James and bother-in-law, Thomas Butcher. The firm was known as Butcher, Auld and Co. They built the road for the Hannibal & St. Joe, which attracted Mr. Auld to Atchison in 1858. He then used his contracting profits to equip wagon trains engaged in freighting across the plains. But he always wanted to run a bank and his bank paid from the start. He had 7 siblings. Two brohers, William and James died in Atchison in recent years. Towards middle age, David married Sarah Woodard, of Atchison, who survives him with with the three children heretofore mentioned. Mr. Auld's estate is conservatively valued at over half a million dollars. He was a man who kept his affairs private and few have knowledge of the extent of his possessions. 
Family links: 
  David Auld (1784 - 1834)
  Elizabeth Carroll Auld (1787 - 1857)
  Sarah Woodard Auld (1841 - 1907)
  Edward W Auld (1870 - 1870)*
  David Linley Auld (1872 - 1945)*
  Frances Auld Darling (1874 - 1935)*
  Henry Carroll Auld (1876 - 1941)*
  Jane Auld Butcher (1809 - 1881)*
  Sarah Auld (1813 - 1859)*
  John T W Auld (1815 - 1861)*
  James Carroll Auld (1817 - 1899)*
  Elizabeth Auld (1820 - 1883)*
  Mary C Auld Crookham (1823 - 1872)*
  David Auld (1826 - 1904)
  William Wallace Auld (1828 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Mike
Originally Created by: FranzJr
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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David Auld
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