Buena Vista County, IA
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Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole. 
 Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 567-68.

Transcribed by Paul Nagy

Biography of  C. E. Larson

C. E. Larson, cashier of the Security Savings Bank of Albert City, was born in Sweden on the 5th of October, 1867, a son of Nels Larson, who is also a native of Sweden.  The latter is now a well-to-do agriculturist residing a half mile west of Albert City.  C. E. Larson acquired his education in the country schools and subsequently took a business course at Rock Island, Illinois.  In 1890 he was employed as clerk by the firm of Wells & Wells at Marathon, Iowa, and in August, 1892, became assistant cashier of the First National Bank at that place.  In December, 1905, he became cashier of the Security Savings Bank of Albert City, in which capacity he has since remained, being a wide-awake and enterprising representative of the financial interests of Buena Vista county.  The institution was organized as a savings bank in May, 1900, with a capital of fifteen thousand dollars, which was increased in May, 1903, to thirty thousand dollars.  In November, 1905, the bank was purchased by its present owners and the officers of the institution are as follows:  George R. Anderson, president: E. E. Hughes, vice president; C. E. Larson, cashier; and C. E. Gulbranson, assistant cashier.  The board of directors are:  G. R. Anderson, a merchant and postmaster; E. E. Hughes, who is also president of the Boone National Bank at Boone, Iowa; Charles A. Blossom, president of the bank at Belle Plaine, Iowa; C. A. Ponser, a retired agriculturist of Albert City; T. L. Ashford, cashier of the Boone National Bank; E. B. Wells, president of the Marathon Savings Bank at ;Marathon, Iowa; and C. E. Larson.


In 1894, at Havelock, Iowa, was celebrated the marriage of C. E. Larson and Miss Katie R. Todd and to this union have been born two children, Clarence Clifford and Arwin Evans.  In his political views Mr. Larson is a stalwart republican and has served as city treasurer and also as secretary of the village school board, discharging his public duties in prompt and capable manner.  He is a man of keen discrimination and sound judgment and the success of the financial institution with which he is connected is attributable in large measure to his unflagging energy and excellent business qualifications.