Biography of Harry M. Bash
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Harry M. Bash, cashier of the Northern National Bank, is one of the well known men in Toledo banking circles. He was born in this city, on the 11th of December, 1872, and is the only living son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Brightman) Bash, both of whom were natives of Ohio. The father afterward came to Toledo, where he engaged in the grain trade, contributing to that intense and well directed activity which made this city one of the great grain and commercial centers of northwestern Ohio. In pioneer times the Bash family was established at Navarre, this state, and it was there that Jacob Bash was born, reared and educated. In early manhood he was proprietor of a dry goods store in Cleveland, Ohio, and durin the '50s arrived in Toledo, where he was identified with a number of important business and public enterprises, although he was perhaps best known as a member of the commission firm of J. Bash & Company. He continued actively in the grain business until his death, which occurred October 5, 1872, and he was also an active member of the Toledo Board of Trade and its vice president. His interest in the moral progress of the community was indicated in his membership in the old Trinity Episcopal church. It was in that church, in 1861, that he wedded Elizabeth Brightman, who removed to Toledo from Muskingum county, Ohio. She survived her husband for many years, passing away October 9, 1908, in the faith of the First Congregational church, of which she was long a devoted member. There were three children in the family: One son who died in infancy; a daughter, Nellie F. Bash, who became a successful teacher in the Central school of Toledo, following her thorough educational training in Columbia University of New York city; and Harry M.

Harry M. Bash was educated in the public schools of Toledo, and began his business career as a boy in his teens, when he secured a position in a drug store. His first connection with the Northern National Bank was as a messenger, from which capacity he was advanced at different times until he was appointed to the position of cashier in January; 1914, and has remained in this capacity. He is a courteous and obliging official and is numbered among Toledo's capable men in banking circles.

Mr. Bash is a Mason and has attained the thirty second degree of the Scottish Rite. He is also well known in the Toledo Commerce Club and in dubs which are more strictly social in nature; including the Toledo Club, the Toledo Country Club and the Toledo Yacht Club. His personal qualities make for popularity wherever he is known and many of his warmest friends are acquaintances that date from boyhood.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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