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Bevins Davis Goldman Grider

Obituary of Jacob D. Goldman, St. Louis, Missouri.

Jacob D. Goldman, a member of Tom Hindman Camp No. 318, Newport, Ark., passed away at his home in St. Louis, Mo., on January 6, 1922, at the age of seventy-six years. He belonged to the 54th Georgia Regiment and settled in Jackson County, Ark., at the close of the war. He was president of the American Bank of Commerce and Trust Company, of Little Rock: president of the Lesser-Goldman Cotton Company, of St. Louis; president of the Adler-Goldman Commission Company, of St. Louis; and a leading stockholder in many of the foremost business enterprises of the country. As one of the leading bankers and cotton men of the South he was well known in all parts of Arkansas and was keenly alive to the States welfare and devoted to its people. Aside from his extensive business interests, he was unusually public spirited and sponsored many gifts and donations to worthy causes. He was born April 26, 1845, in Germany, and, at the age of fifteen years, left home determined to seek his fortune in the New World. He landed in New York City and made his way to Georgia and, at the outbreak of the War between the States, joined the Confederate army, where he served until peace was declared. His connection with Arkansas dated from his army service, for while his regiment was stationed at Pensacola, he met two men from Arkansas, Dick Davis and Jesse Grider, whose enthusiasm for Arkansas made a deep impression upon him, and later led him to seek a home among his old army friends at Jacksonport, where he was in business for many years. He was among the first Jacksonport business men to get a vision of a future for the nearby village of Newport, to which place he moved, where his business prospered and gre to be the largest in the county. From Newport he moved to St. Louis, where he began the cotton business, organizing the Lesser-Goldman Cotton Company and the Adler-Goldman Commission Company, two of the most extensive and active agencies of the kind in this country. Though Mr. Goldman's late home was in St. Louis, he held great interest and love for his old home town and was a large subscriber to the fund for the erection of our splendid monument to the memory of the Confederate soldiers of Jackson County.

Mr. Goldman died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rice, in St. Louis, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, and a host of friends, who mourn his death and will miss him greatly in the days to come.

[W. E. Bevens, Adjutant Tom Hindman Camp.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1922.

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