CALEB B. WICK, one of the leading citizens of Youngstown, who for years has been closely identified with its
most important commercial interests, belongs to one of the most honored pioneer families of the Mahoning Valley.
He was born April 24, 1836, at Youngstown, and is a son of the late Colonel Caleb B. and
Maria Adelia (Griffith) Wick. The early history of the Wick family may be found in the sketches of Colonel
Caleb B. Wick and his brother, Hugh Bryson Wick, appearing elsewhere in this work.
Mr. Wick completed his education in the schools at Youngstown and began his long and successful business career
as a clerk in the Mahoning County Bank, when he was 17 years of age. By the time he was 23 years old he had risen
to the position of cashier of this institution and served as such until r862. His association as a member of the
banking firm of Wick Brothers & Company, at Youngstown, gave him an acknowledged standing and he soon became
interested in other financial enterprises, these including the founding of the first bank at Sharon, Pennsylvania,
under the name of Wick, Porter & Company. In connection with his large financial operations, Mr. Wick early
became interested in the building of railroads and was a very important factor in the organization and completion
of what is now the Pittsburg, Youngstown & Ashtabula Railroad, having been one of the incorporators of the
company. He still retains his position on the directing board of this road and is the only surviving member of
the original board. He was the first president of the Youngstown & Sharon Steel Railroad Company.
For the past half century Mr. Wick has been largely interested in real estate in this section, being a large holder
and the owner of iron and coal properties. His commodious offices are located at Nos. 404-405 Dollar Bank Building,
Youngstown. His beautiful home is situated at No. 524 Wick avenue.
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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