Rankine, Richard F., was born in Geneva, N. Y, February 4, 1862, a son of the Rev. Dr. Rankine of that place. Richard F. Rankine received his education in the Canandaigua (N. Y.) Academy and in Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y.; being graduated from the latter institution in 1882, with the degree of B. A. In the same year he became identified with the First National Bank of Beatrice, Neb., and in 1884 with the Omaha, (Neb.) National Bank, with which institution he was prominently connected until November, 1894, when he removed to Niagara Falls to accept his present position, as treasurer of the Niagara Falls Paper Co. He is also a stockholder and director in several of the large enterprises at the same place. In 1886 Mr. Rankine married Jennie B. Wilson of Geneva, N. Y. Mr. Rankine is a man of liberal education and is well qualified for the important and responsible position which he now fills.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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