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Trounstine, Philip

 Person

Trounstine was born in Cincinnati in the mid-1840s. Before arriving in Denver, he served as an officer in the Union Army and courageously resigned his commission to protest General Grant's short-lived order to expel Jews from a large military district in Tennessee and Mississippi. In Denver he was a merchant, investor, traveling merchant's agent, and fireman. He took leadership roles in Temple Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, Emanuel Cemetery, and other institutions. He was related by marriage to Abraham Jacobs, owner of the O.K. Clothing Store (which Trounstine managed for nearly 20 years) and to Abraham's wife, the highly-respected Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Trounstine's sister--in-law.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bound Meeting Minutes Volume I, 1872-1879

 Item
Identifier: B009.01.0036.00001
Overview Bound Volume I of meeting minutes from the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado. Minutes are from regular and special meetings and include nominations and elections for officers, trustees, and lecture master; appointments of committees; petitions for membership, new member inductions, and degree appointments; financial information; member issues such as travel, illness, or death; philanthropy; communications from other B'nai B'rith lodges; updates of by laws and lodge...
Dates: 1872-1879

Charter of B'nai B'rith No. 171 of Denver, Colorado, 1872

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Identifier: B063.04.0004.00004
Overview B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171 charter listing the names of applicants. A number of Denver's early prominent Jewish pioneers are listed on the charter, including Julius Londoner, David Kline, Fred Z. Salomon and his brother Hyman, Michael Hattenbach, Louis Anfenger, Philip Trounstine, Edward Pisko and Dr. John Elsner.
Dates: 1872

Philip Trounstine , 2014

 File
Identifier: B111.09.0009.0023
Overview Trounstine was born in Cincinnati in the mid-1840s. Before arriving in Denver, he served as an officer in the Union Army and courageously resigned his commission to protest General Grant's short-lived order to expel Jews from a large military district in Tennessee and Mississippi.. In Denver he was a merchant, investor, traveling merchant's agent, and fireman. He took leadership roles in Temple Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, Emanuel Cemetery, and other institutions. He was related by marriage to...
Dates: 2014

Phillip Trounstine, between 1860-1880

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Identifier: B063.08.0024.00014
Overview Formal portrait of Phillip Trounstine, Denver's first fire chief.
Dates: between 1860-1880

Phillip Trounstine, between 1860-1880

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Identifier: B063.08.0016.00027
Overview Formal portrait of Phillip Trounstine, Denver's first fire chief.
Dates: between 1860-1880

Portrait of Philip Trounstine, circa 1870

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Identifier: B063.08.0047.00107
Overview Portrait of Philip Trounstine dressed in a captain's cavalry uniform of the U.S. Civil War. Trounstine married Mollie Wisebart and managed Abraham Jacob's Denver store as well as working as a volunteer firefighter becoming the first fire chief of Denver, Colorado.
Dates: circa 1870