Transcribed from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Frank Oscar Oberg, cashier of the Union State Bank of Clay Center, a native son of Clay county and one of its most prominent younger men of affairs, was born on his father's farm in Garfield township, May 12, 1879, the son of Andrew Gustaf and Emma (Carlson) Oberg. Andrew G. Oberg is a native of Sweden and came to the United States in 1869. He located in South Bend, Ind., where he remained for one year, employed at his trade as a stone mason. In 1870 he located on government land in Clay county, Kansas, and engaged in farming, which he followed successfully until 1910, when he retired and became a resident of Kansas City, Mo. He became one of the influential men of his township, was active in its political and religious life and highly esteemed for his many sterling qualities.

Frank O. Oberg received his early education in the public schools of his native county, was graduated in the Clay Center High School and subsequently worked his way through the Central Business College, at Kansas City, graduating in 1900. He taught school during the years 1898 to 1901, inclusive, in the country districts of Clay county, and in the summer of the latter year accepted a position as bookkeeper in the Union State Bank of Clay Center. He was promoted to assistant cashier in 1904 and became a director and cashier in 1907, a position in which he has since proven the possession of sound financial talent. He is also a director in the Broughton State Bank and the Clay Center Lumber Company. He has served as secretary of the Clay Center Chautauqua Association since 1910 and is treasurer of the First Baptist Church. Essentially a business man he has neither time nor inclination for political office. He is a Republican.

On Sept. 29, 1900, Mr. Oberg married Miss Geneva E. Swenson, daughter of Eric H. Swenson of Clay Center, personal mention of whom appears elsewhere in this publication. Mr. and Mrs. Oberg are the parents of the following children: Inez Irene, born July 25, 1901; Frances Harriett, born Aug. 31, 1905; and Chester Wilbur, born March 29, 1909. A son, Dexter Swenson Oberg, died aged two years and three months.

Pages 1471-1472 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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