Frederick Eden Bach papers
1892-1902 (bulk 1899-1902)
Frederick Eden Bach was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania. He moved to Wilmington, Delaware, before 1880, and served as the principal of the Wilmington Friends School. He and Charles W. Edwards founded the Evening Journal in 1888. Bach worked as a clerk for Senator Anthony Higgins in the early 1890s, and was later accused of taking a bribe while in this position. He later transferred to the Post Office Department, and in July 1899, he left for Havana, Cuba, where he worked in the Office of the Assistant Auditor of Customs Accounts until June 1900, when he moved to the Bureau of Statistics in the Cuban Customs Service. He and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Cootsman (b. 1857), had three daughters: Ethel (b. 1877), Winifred Stanley (b. 1892) and Barbara Chamberlain (b. 1895). Ethel married Charles Warner in 1900, and they had three children: Dorothy, Charles, Jr., and Frederick Bach. Winifred married Samuel Miller Shallcross in 1923.