|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1884|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1949|
BALD, W. F., cashier and a director of the Nokomis National Bank and connected with this institution since October 29, 1905, and since January 1918, a director also of the Florida Bank of St. Petersburg. Fla., is one of the leading financiers of Montgomery County. He was born on a farm in Greenwood Township, October 14, 1884, a son of Frank and Mary (Kettelkamp) Bald. Frank Bald was born in St. Clair County. Ill., his parents being of German extraction. Until he was twenty-one years old, Frank Bald lived in his native county, but at that time came to Greenwood Township. He married Mary Kettelkamp, who was born in Christian County, Ill. whose parents also came from Germany at an early day. After their marriage Frank Bald and his wife located in St. Clair County, later going to Christian County, where they now reside. They have had seven children: Lydia, who married Fred H. Stolte. of Edwardsville, Ill/; E. O., who is at home; Bertha, who is the wife of W. K. Zeigler, of Stonington, Ill.; Emma, who is the wife of D. W. Ekhoff, of Nokomis, Ill.; Ida C, who is the wife of Charles R. Hanft, of New Athens, Ill.; W. F.; and Edna, who is at home. The parents are very active in the German Methodist Church.
W. F. Bald was reared on his father's farm, and attended the local schools. Immediately after completing his school course, he entered the Nokomis National Bank as assistant bookkeeper, and in his successive promotions his faithfulness and ability have received recognition until he is now cashier of the institution and a member of its directing body. From January to May, 1914, he was assistant cashier, and in the latter month he received his present appointment. Further recognition of his standing in the financial world was accorded him in January, 1918, when he was made a member of the board of directors of the Florida Bank at St. Petersburg, Fla.
On April 8, 1909. Mr. Bald was married to Kate Cornelia Hubbard, born at Nokomis. Ill., a daughter of I. G. and Alice (Mohrey) [Mowbray] Hubbard. Mr. Bald is a member of Nokomis Lodge No. 456, A. F. & A. M. In politics he is a Republican. St. Mark's English Lutheran Church holds his membership. In addition to his banking duties. Mr. Bald discharges those of treasurer of the Nokomis Building Association, and in every respect is one of the solid, alert and prosperous men of this section.
Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, Volume 2, History of Montgomery County by By Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, Alexander T. Strange, Henry L. Fowkes
Kate Cornelia Hubbard Bald (1883 - 1965)
Edward W Bald (1923 - 1944)*
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Record added: Oct 14, 2011
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