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Christopher Columbus Binkley
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1827
Death: Mar. 15, 1886

Christopher Columbus Binkley came to Texas in 1852 and became a law partner of
Sherman's first mayor. He served as District Judge from 1870 to 1874 and
Republican national committeeman for many years. As a founder and the first
president of Merchants and Planters Bank, Judge Binkley was the financial leader
of the county and was considered one of the most trusted and outstanding
businessmen of his day. Upon his death, Judge Binkley was acknowledged as
Sherman's leading citizen.
St. Louis (MO) Globe-Democrat, March 16 1886, pg.5/column 7
Sherman, Tex., March 15.--Judge C. C. BINKLEY, President of the Merchants and
Planters' National Bank of Sherman, died this evening at 8 o'clock, after an
illness of several months.
Judge BINKLEY has been identified with Sherman, Tex., since 1853, when, with his
father's family, he left Robertson County, Tenn., the place of his birth, for
this little prairie village on the frontier of civilization. He began the
practice of law, and was appointed District Judge by Governor E. J. DAVIS, in
1870. He held the office until a successor was elected by the people, and
thereafter devoted his entire time to the management of the bank which he
founded, and served as President up to this time. Sherman owes more to his
liberality and public spirit than to that of any other citizen, and there are
few business men in North Texas who will not remember his name with gratitude. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Agnes Goode Binkley (1837 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
West Hill Cemetery
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Created by: CHAD ERWIN
Record added: Aug 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15418667
Christopher Columbus Binkley
Added by: Tony & Patricia Held
Christopher Columbus Binkley
Added by: Tony & Patricia Held
Christopher Columbus Binkley
Added by: Tony & Patricia Held
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- C
 Added: Jul. 16, 2007
Rest in Peace, sir.
- Tony & Patricia Held
 Added: Jun. 3, 2007

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