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date: 14 November 2019

Wingfield, Georgelocked

(16 August 1876–25 December 1959)
  • Larry Schweikart

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Wingfield, George (16 August 1876–25 December 1959), banker, miner, and businessman, was born in Cincinnati, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Wingfield, a cattle buyer and Methodist minister, and Martha Spradling. Wingfield moved with his family to Lake County, Oregon, where his father operated a cattle ranch. Wingfield received a formal education through eighth grade until he moved to Nevada in 1896. There, in the railroad town of Winnemucca, and later in the mining camp of Golconda, Wingfield engaged in a number of pursuits including working in local ranches, running mowing machines, and playing poker. He operated the California Saloon in Golconda and excelled at gambling in the game of faro....

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