CHARLES HENRY MEYER - The new interests of an old and substantial banking concern, those of the One Hundred
and Forty eighth Street office of The Bronx County Trust Company, have the benefit of the experienced management
of Charles Henry Meyer, who is also assistant secretary of the company and is the oldest man in point of service
with the bank. It was in the financial department of business that Mr. Meyer lay the foundation of his successful
career, and in association with the old Twenty third Ward Bank and its affiliations throughout the most active
period of their history, he has always been an active factor in the upbuilding of the general concern and in the
broadening out of the increasing business plan and project. Mr. Meyer is a son of Balthasar Meyer, a builder, who
is now deceased, and of Louise Meyer, the family having been residents of The Bronx for about seventy five years.
Charles Henry Meyer was born May 13, 1878, in New York City, where he attended the public schools, afterwards completing
the course in Saint Jerome's Academy when he was about sixteen years old. There has been no period in his business
career wherein he has not given special attention to banking matters. He began as a messenger and clerk in the
employ of the old Twenty third Ward Bank and The Bronx County Trust Company affiliation, and working throughout
the various departments, he was appointed to the management of the Boston Avenue office in May, 1912, and he continued
therein to May, 1923, when he was transferred to the management of the 148th Street office.
In politics a Democrat, Mr. Meyer has served as vice chairman of the Democratic City Committee of Mount Vernon.
During the World War, he was an efficient member of the various Red Cross and Liberty Loan committees. He is a
member of the Schnorer Club, and of the Mount Vernon Democratic Club; and he is a communicant of the Roman Catholic
Charles Henry Meyer married, October 30, 1901, in New York City, Louise M. Stein, daughter of Philip and Louise
Stein, for three quarters of a century residents of The Bronx; and their children are: Harold Kenneth Meyer, born
June 13. 1906; and Helen Louise Meyer, born October 4, 1914.
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
Bronx County, NY
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