Biography of Caleb B. Wick
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

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
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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