HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1501.AM: Ettrick Forest Walden, 1857-1957
Typed memoir: 1947, November 19
Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska: Banker
Size: One folder
Born at Gowanda, New York, in 1857, Ettrick Forest Walden was associated with the banking industry for sixty-two years in New York, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Walden was married to Mary Grace Churchill. The Waldens came to Nebraska in 1888, and Ettrick worked at the Farmers State Bank at Plainview. Later, he worked at the Security State Bank at Randolph, Nebraska, and then the bank at Wayne. In 1907, he filed a land claim south of Philip, South Dakota, and got a job at the bank in Philip. Around 1940, Walden moved his family to be near his daughter in Oregon. Ettrick Forest Walden died in Salem, Oregon, on November 6, 1957. He is buried next to his wife in the Masonic Cemetery at Philip, South Dakota.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one folder containing a photocopy of a fifty-six page typed memoir by Ettrick Forest Walden. The memoir is dated November 19th, 1947. The memoir describes family life growing up in New York, his move to Nebraska and events witnessed working in the banking industry. It goes on to describe his time in South Dakota and Oregon.
Note: The first six pages of the memoir are missing.
Banks and banking — Nebraska
Cedar County (Nebraska) — History
Randolph (Nebraska) — History
Security State Bank (Randolph, Nebraska)
Walden, Ettrick Forest, 1857-1957
Revised TMM 02-21-2020