Eugene E. Ailes
EUGENE E. AILES is the assayer for the Alaska Banking and Safe Deposit Company of Nome. He has held this position since the establishment of the bank in 1900. Mr. Ailes is a native of Sidney, Ohio, and was born May 8, 1877. His father was a Virginian whose ancestry reaches back to William Penn. The name is French-Huguenot, and the family from which the subject of this sketch is descended has resided in what is now United States territory since the early part of 1700.
After graduating from the high school in his native town Eugene E. Ailes attended the Columbian University, Washington, D. C, taking a scientific course. In the spring of 1899 he was employed in the Treasury Department of the United States under the supervision of the Director of the Mint and as an assayer in the assay office. In the summer of 1 899 he was sent to the Seattle Mint as assayer, and came to Nome in the spring of 1900 as assayer for the Alaska Banking and Safe Deposit Company, a position which he has held ever since. Mr. Ailes is a stockholder and
a director in the bank corporation, and is also a director in the Seward Ditch Company.
Mr. Ailes' father was a sergeant in the 118th Ohio Regiment during the Civil War. His brother, Milton E. Ailes, was assistant secretary of the United States
Treasury for a period of three years, and is now vice-president of the Riggs National
Bank of Washington, D. C.
Eugene E. Ales is a young man of native ability and integrity. Possessing a thorough education in the line of work he is pursuing, and having a natural aptitude
for chemistry and metallurgy, his proficiency in his profession is attested by the
responsible Government positions he has filled and the position which he now occupies.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S.
Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.