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The Panic of 1907

From Clarence Barron’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal in 1902 until 1907, America was on one of its cyclic booms. In 1907, however, “The Panic of 1907” hit Wall Street and the country. It was also called the “1907 Bankers’ Panic.” The New York Stock Exchange fell close to...

Hugh Bancroft

Hugh Bancroft was an interesting man. Born in Boston with a silver spoon in his mouth, one would quickly view him as the epitome of success. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, at 17. His father, a major general of the Massachusetts National Guard and Chairman of the Boston Elevated Railway, captained...

Jackie and Me

I knew Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan (“Jackie”) through the last five years of her life. Her last husband, Ronnie Lee Morgan(http://ronmorgan.net), was a client of mine in my law practice. As it turned out, I spent a good deal of time with Jackie, either playing golf or executing plans and...

The Engagement

Denver Post, Tuesday, January 13, 1948:  “Of top interest to Denver society Tuesday is the announcement by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orthwein Everts of the betrothal of their daughter, Miss Jacqueline Orthwein Everts, to Hugh Bancroft, Jr. of Boston and Cohasset, Mass. The engagement was told to guests of the bride-elect at a...

Jackie Orthwein, the well educated

Jackie Orthwein, later known by her married names:”Bancroft”, “Spencer”, and “Morgan”, was well-educated as a graduate of Kent College. For over a hundred years, Kent has followed the motto: “Simplicity of life, Directness of purpose, self-reliance”. Jackie followed that motto throughout her life. Kent is located in the Northwest corner...