Charles Barney


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Charles D. Barney (July 9, 1844 - October 24, 1945) was born in Sandusky, Ohio, Barney married the daughter of prominent Philadelphia financier Jay Cooke. Following the collapse of his father-in-laws Philadelphia banking house, in December of 1873 Charles D. Barney and Jay Cooke, Jr. as a minority partner, formed the stock brokerage firm, Chas. D. Barney & Co.

In 1938, Charles D. Barney & Co. and Edward B. Smith & Co. merged to form Smith Barney & Co.

Charles D. Barney died in 1945 at the age of 101 at Elkins Park, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia.

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