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Frederick Woods Wilder (1852-1920), was born on April 24, 1852 at Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of Jonas Wilder (1813-1906), a railroad executive and builder, inventor of the refrigerator car and coupon ticket, and his wife Lucy Woods Brickett Wilder (1818-1875). His family emigrated to the British North American colonial province of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683.

He was raised at Rupert, Bennington County, New Hampshire.

From 1880 to 1888 he was the bank teller at the Woodstock National Bank.

On June 16, 1886, he married Lucy Jane Chapman (1856-1951). They had a daughter Mrs. Rebecca Lucy Wilder White (1887-1981) of Fitchburg.

Fig. Frederick Woods Wilder correspondence with the Chapman Brothers three days prior to his eighth wedding anniversary (probably a gift for his wife), postmarked registered mail June 13, 1894, Woodstock, Vermont, franked with a potpourri of stamps including a strip of three Scott #219D-A61 Lake Washington 2c, Scott #221-A62 purple Jackson 3c, Scott #223-A64 chocolate Grant 5c. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.

On September 30, 1895, on the death of Hon. O. P. Chandler, cashier at the Woodstock National Bank, Frederick W. Wilder, who served as assistant cashier was made the cashier in place of Chandler.

In October 1898 he was one of the incorporators of the Rutland-Canadian Railroad Company.

On February 6, 1900, he was elected president of the Northern Bankers Association, composed of Vermont and New Hampshire bankers.

On January 28, 1909 he purchased the well-known Maplewood Farm at Woodstock, Vermont from Charles E. Heald of New York.

In 1910, he was the secretary of the Lakota Club.

He became a member of the American Numismatic Society on January 18, 1917.

He became President of the Woodstock National Bank in 1917.

The 1920 U. S. Census shows he is living with his wife and brother-in-law Henry Chapman. No, not the coin dealer.

He died of myocarditis on February 18, 1920, and is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, Windsor County, New Hampshire.

Bibliography :

Spirit of the Age, Wednesday, January 19, 1881, page 3

Spirit of the Age, Saturday, October 5, 1895, page 3

Burlington Weekly Free Press, Thursday, October 27, 1898, page 3

Spirit of the Age, Saturday, February 10, 1900, page 3

Bethel Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1909, page 8

Spirit of the Age, Saturday, July 23, 1910, page 3

The Numismatist, February (1917)

Proceedings of the American Numismatic Society (1917)

Rev. Moses Hale Wilder, The Book of the Wilders (1998) Volume 3 : 513