EUGENE CHILBERG'S first identification with Northwestern Alaska was as the treasurer of the Pioneer Mining Company. He still holds this position, but has also made his mark in the industrial field of this country as a mine operator in connection with the successful working of the Hot Air Mining Company on Glacier Creek, and as one of the operators of the Bella Kirk bench claim on Dry Creek. In the fall of 1904, and upon the organization of the Miners and Merchants Bank of Nome, his high standing in the community and his careful business methods caused him to be selected as the president of this institution.
Mr. Chilberg was born in Seattle, Washington, October 29, 1875. He is the son of A. Chilberg, the highly respected and universally esteemed president of the Scandinavian-American Bank of Seattle. Eugene was educated in the common schools and in the high school of Seattle. He also attended the State Agricultural College, and the School of Science at Pullman,
Washington. In I893-'94 he was a student in the State University at Seattle, and left the
university to accept a position in the Scandinavian-American Bank, which position
he held until he became treasurer of the Pioneer Mining Company at Nome, Alaska.
In 1904 he assisted in the organization of the Miners and Merchants Bank of Nome,
the stockholders of this institution being composed almost entirely of business men
and miners of Northwestern Alaska.
Mr. Chilberg is an estimable young man, prudent in business, honorable in all the
relations of life and possessing the moral attributes of character which make men of
high standing and good influence; the future invites him to positions of still higher trust,
responsibility and usefulness.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S.
Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.