CARGILL Sylvester Smith

Male 1848 - 1913

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  • Birth  18 Dec 1848  Long Island, Queens, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1880  Northwood, Worth, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID  05FA7598DDFF4D5083C1736E64634E78373B 
    Died  20 Dec 1913  , Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I4979  Allen
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 

    Father  CARGILL Captain William Dick,   b. 12 Mar 1812, Orkney, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1892, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  DAVIS Edna E.,   b. 29 Apr 1813, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1887, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3053  Group Sheet

    Family  MURPHY Elizabeth H.,   b. Nov 1854, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1942, , Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. CARGILL Robert Guy,   b. Abt 1878, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1933, , Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CARGILL Samuel S.,   b. Feb 1881, , , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1944, , Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CARGILL Helen S.,   b. Feb 1897, , , Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F3056  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1865 - Sylvester S. Cargill, becomes independent of his brother's company “W.W. Cargill and Brother”, eventually establishing the Victoria Elevator Company in Minneapolis.
      http://www.cargill.com/about/history/history_1865.htm

      Sylvester Cargill, who has been running the Cargills' elevator at Winnebago, now became their manager for what seems to have been a separate operation from its early days. A cash book that begind on August 1, 1875 (the earliest extant financial record of any of the Cargill involvements), shows the operation as a going concern, headed by Sylvester but under the overall umbrella of “W.W.Cargill.” This cash book chronicles innumerable trades in wheat, barley, corn, hides, salt, wool and pork. Sylvester, semiautonomous at this point, later became wholly independent of the other Cargill brothers, forming his own firm, the Victoria Elevator Company, which expanded into Minnesota and the Eastern Dakotas. Victoria grew to substantial size and from its Minneapolis headquarters became a well-known middle-level grain firm.
      Exerpt - Cargill, Trading the World's Grain, by Wayne G. Broehl, pg 22. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve,Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite;).

    2. [S170] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2001.Original data - State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index,1908-1002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department ofHealth.Original data: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 19;).

    3. [S171] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2001.Original data - State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index,1908-1002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department ofHealth.Original data: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index,).

    4. [S172] Cargill, Trading the World's Grain, Wayne G. Broehl, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 22. (Reliability: 3).


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