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Harry D. Smith collection 1890-1950

Stroop, Stephanos H.D., (Donor (dnr)).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L595 (Text) 00000106355084 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.05 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/05/01 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2014/05/30 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes Harry D. Smith's correspondence to and from his family, specifically his cousin, David C. Spraker, a prominent figure in the Kokomo, Indiana banking industry; family photographs, and one glass plate negative ranging from 1890 to 1950.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Harry D. Smith collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Citizens National Bank of Kokomo, Indiana was organized in 1889 with Richard Ruddell as president and George E. Bruner as cashier. The bank's first home was in the block on the southwest corner on Main and Mulberry streets. It had three president's Richard Ruddell, who served from the organization of the institution until his death in 1918; Frank McCarty, and Bennett B. Bobbitt. The bank closed it's doors in the early 1930's because of the loss of the town's local plant, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass company; "freezing" of farm loans; and other obstacles incident to the distressed economic conditions of the country around the depression. The Union Bank and Trust Company took possession of the defunct bank around May 1932.
Harry D. Smith was born on May 22, 1885 in Howard County, Indiana. He was the son of William Wesley and Sarah Eva (Spraker) Smith. His boyhood home was located in Amboy, Indiana at 951 North 600 West. He married Charlotte Marguerite (Elder) Smith on November 25, 1915 in Columbia, Tennessee. Mr. Smith worked as a civil engineer in Mt. Pleasant, Tennesee. He died on August 23, 1978 in Charlotte, Tennesee.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Archives on 2014/01/28 and a donation from Stephanos H.D. Stroop on 2014/03/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
Further additions are expected.
Subject: Citizens National Bank of Kokomo (Ind.)
Photography > Negatives.
Amboy (Ind.)
Kokomo (Ind.)
Genre: Business correspondence.

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