Sunday, February 22, 2015

$10 bill with AK Steunenberg signature

Here is a nice $10 Idaho brown back note from the First National Bank of St. Anthony. Currently it is up for auction (link won't last forever). Thank you Idaho currency collector Greg Davis  for bringing it to my attention. This is not the first one we have seen but they come along very infrequently.

In the right lower corner we see the signature of AK Steunenberg as bank president. I would love to have one but the $5k it will take, or maybe even a little more, is probably too rich for my wallet.
Lyn Knight Currency Auctions
Signature of AK Steunenberg. "Spurred by A.K.’s zeal, the brothers established other banks in St. Anthony, Paris, and Glenn’s’ Ferry, Idaho and in Wallowa and Vale, Oregon, which eventually yielded the governor banking stock worth $12,000.”
--Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas
Lyn Knight Currency Auctions
SOLD FOR $4,800!
Related:  

Old Money from The First National Bank Of Saint Anthony

St. Anthony Currency

St. Anthony, ID Town Fire, Jan 1913 (1st. National Bank burns)
 
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Bank Note from the First National Bank of St. Anthony & signed by A.K. Steunenberg, Pres.

Friday, August 1, 2008
Automatic Teller Bank from the Caldwell Banking & Trust Co. Ltd.

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Caldwell Commercial Bank/Bank & Trust Co.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Belle Steunenberg moves from ID to CA in 1921

From my mother's copy of First Ladies of Idaho 1890 - 1990 by Friends of the Historical Museum, Boise, Idaho, 1990.
Belle moved to Angwin, CA (Napa County) in 1921 where a large Adventist community had developed. Is was also the home of Pacific Union College. Her now adult children, including my grandfather Julian, also ended up in CA where we had quite a few Steunenberg kin through the 1960's, 70's and 80's. Frank W. (youngest son of Gov. Steunenberg & Belle) was later an instructor (click here for article Life Story of Governor Told) at Pacific Union College and probably moved to the area during Belle's later years.  

Belle died on 1/7/1951. She never got to meet me as I was not born until August of that year. However, she did get to see my older brother Gary (below). She lived long enough to have perhaps met my sisters, Beck and Kris, but I haven't run across any photographs with them. I will have to check if either of my sisters have any photos with Belle or other recollections. 
"4 generations" written on the photo by my mother.
From the left, my mother Brenda Steunenberg Osborne (Richards still a few years away), Belle seated, my grandpa Julian and my brother Walter 'Gary' Osborne from moms first marriage. Gary looks to be maybe one year old or so placing this circa 1941-42.  

 I see mom, as often the case, is the only photogenic one in the crowd.

Related:
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Mrs. Steunenberg Pardons Slayer Of Her Husband 

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Eveline "Belle" Steunenberg Letter to the Idaho State Prison Board Re: Douglas Van Vlack Execution

Belle was buried next to Frank at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, ID.