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Samuel W. Jurden

Samuel W. Jurden, president of th City National Bank, was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, May 7, 1848.  At the age of twelve years his parents removed to St. Albans, Vt., where the subject of this sketch went to the public and high schools.

     When eighteen years old, he and the family came out to Missouri and located at Holden, Johnson County.

     For a while he was engaged in the lumber business, and then accepted a position as cashier of the Bank of Holden.

     In 1895 he was made president of the bank, in which position he remained until August 1, 1900, when he came to Kansas City to take the presidency of the City national Bank.

     Since coming here, Mr. Jurden has identified himself with the Commercial Club, and has shared in the work of many public movements.

     he is a Mason, and has been a prominent figure in Republican politics in Missouri for many years.

     Mr. Jurden married Miss Ellen Redford at Fayetteville, Mo., in 1874, and they have three children, two boys and a girl.

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