CHESTER W. COMSTOCK, Cashier of the Big Rapids National Bank, was born at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., N.Y., Oct. 30, 1856. He is a son of Daniel F. and Dollie E. Comstock. In April 1871, his father removed his family to Big Rapids, remaining until 1874, when another removal was made to Cadillac, Mich; where the senior Constock established a banking house, Chester W. officiating as cashier five years. On the return of the family to Big Rapids in 1879, both father and son engaged in the lumber business.
The National Bank of Big Rapids was founded in 1883, and opened June 4 of that year, Mr. Comstock being elected its Cashier. It is a home institution, the stock being chiefly owned in Mecosta County.