As the son of James C. Fargo, he was actively involved in the express business, entering American Express in 1883.
Northern Pacific Issued To And Signed On Attached Transfer By William G. Fargo
FARGO, WILLIAM C.
1879, New York. Stock certificate for two hundred and ninety shares issued to and signed on attached transfer by WILLIAM G. FARGO (1818 - 1881). Expressman. Fargo got his start in the express business at age 13 through a 30 mile mail route. Sometime later, William Fargo served as a messenger with Wells & Company, the first express company to venture west of Buffalo. Fargo became a partner in Wells & Company and, in 1850, they joined with two other express companies to form the American Express Company which covered the eastern sector of the United States. Brown / Black. Vignette of a locomotive at top center. Vignette of Frederick Billings at bottom center. Stamp and punch cancellations do not affect Fargo’s signature. Minor toning at edges. Else Extremely Fine.