Biography of Gilbert C. Freeauf
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GILBERT CHARLES FREEAUF - A factor in the steady progress of the Port Morris Bank from the beginning of that institution's activities, and one of the best informed men among the younger group of financiers in The Bronx, Gilbert Charles Ereeauf who holds the responsible position of cashier of that bank, both through his office and influence renders a direct service to the further broadening of the business and the community interests of this section. He is a son of Charles Louis Freeauf, who was born January 2, 1870, in New York City, and is associated with the plumbing business of W. G. Cornell & Company, and of Lucy M. (Tierney) Freeauf, who was born June 17, 1867, in New York City. They had two children: Florence, who married A. H. Thomson, of Harrington Park, New Jersey; and Gilbert Charles, of whom further.

Gilbert Charles Freeauf, of German ancestry, was born August 26, 1900, in New York City, and he was graduated at Public School No. 36, The Bronx, in 1914, and at Evander Childs High School. In October, 1915, Mr. Freeauf entered the employ of the Westchester Avenue Bank, where he passed through the various grades of service to finance as assistant bookkeeper, bookkeeper and paying teller, so continuing until November 15, 1921 On December 1, 1922, he entered the employ of the Port Morris Bank as its cashier, a position he continues to hold. Russel B. Smith became president of the Port Morris Bank, September 10, 1924. 111r. Freeauf is much interested in athletics; and during his school course he was a member of his football team. He is a communicant of Our Lady of Victors Roman Catholic Church.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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