Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicago Board of Trade Members: Hulburd, Warren & Company

Hulburd, Warren contract for what appears to be 1000 bushels wheat for May delivery sold to Weare Commission Company

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H. W. & CO.

William Seymour Warren, a partner and president of the firm Hulburd, Warren & Company,  was also the President of Chicago Board of Trade in 1900.

Charles Hulburd of the firm Hulburd, Warren, would become the President of the Elgin National Watch company in late 1898.  From A History of the City of Chicago, Its Men and Institutions:

Charles H. Hulburd, president of the Elgin Watch Company, was born at Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York, May 28, 1850.  After a thorough education in the common schools he entered Oberlin College in Ohio, from which he graduated with the class of '71.  The following fall he enrolled as a student in the law department of the University of New York, where he remained for two years and was graduated in 1873.

Mr. Hulburd then came to Chicago and entered upon the practice of his profession, but as his inclinations were rather toward a commercial than a professional life, he gave up his practice after two years or more and entered into the grain commission business with his uncles, under the name of Culver & Co. This firm did a successful business on the Chicago Board of Trade until the fall of 1888, when, on account of the impaired health of all the members of the firm, they retired from business and made up a party for an extended sojourn abroad.  For the next few years Mr. Hulburd traveled extensively in Europe, although he frequently returned to this country during. this period on matters of business.

His health being finally restored, he organized the firm of Hulburd, Warren & Co. in 1893, of which he is treasurer. He is also vice-president of the Equitable Trust Company of Chicago and a director of the Corn Exchange Bank.  Mr. Hulburd has been a stockholder in the Elgin Watch Company for over twenty years, and when, in December, 1898, the directors of this company met to receive the resignation of Mr. T. M. Avery, who had been its head for upward of thirty years, they elected Mr. Hulburd by a unanimous vote to fill the vacancy.

Elgin National Watch Company printed cancel from the month before Mr. Hulburd became the company's president.

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