Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [919019.ged] !Birth: Oilskin cloth !Death: Referred to in letter dated Aug 19, 1934, from his brother Robert T. Barber. In a letter from Robert T. Barber, Wahpeton, North Dakota, April 4, 1933 to "Dear Cousin:" he mentions "Ed at Painesville lost very heavily because he was a director of the Painesville National and the cashier bought bonds which he should not have taken on. The directors assumed responsibility for large amounts to try and save the bank, even though they did not profit a cent, the bank was reorganized but I hear that they did not open after the general closing-at least at fgirst. I claim that such losses should have, in these times when no one is superhuman in his judgement, been on the stockholders as a whole." [Ed is brother to Robert T. Barber, the author of the letter.] In a letter dated 19 Aug 1934 from Robert T. Barber to "Cousin Margaret" (No adress and I do not know who this person is)--he mentions "..had word of Ed's serious illness and se went at once to Ohio. Spent about a week with him and Mary and when I left really felt he might, with more limited activities, live for sometimes. Ed wanted above all things to get back out to his daughter, Emily's at Champaign, ILL, where every comfort would be his and he would be away from the scene of his business troubles." Letter goes on to say that Ed went to Champaign and two days after arrival he collapsed and died. He was the second one on the Board of Directors for the failed bank to die.
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