VICTOR J. FACINELLI.
Victor J. Facinelli, cashier of the North Side State Bank at Rock Springs, was born in Revo, in the Tyrol, in Austria, December 4, 1887, a son of Albert and Katherina (Rossi) Facinelli, both of whom were natives of Austria, where they remained until 1888 and then crossed the Atlantic to the new world, taking up their abode near Joliet, Illinois, where the father engaged in mining. In 1889, however, he removed to Wyoming and came first to Rock Springs, where he engaged in mining for several years. He later entered the mercantile business, which he conducted for a time and then sold out, turning his attention to the retail liquor business. He died in April, 1908, at the age of fifty years, and is still survived by his widow, who makes her home in Rock Springs. They had a family of four children, all of whom are living: Rose; Serafina, who is a teacher in the high school; Thomas Paul, a high school student; and Victor J., who is the eldest.
Victor J. Facinelli was only a year old when brought by his parents to the new world. He attended the local schools and at the age of fifteen years became a student in the State University at Laramie, where he pursued his studies for three years. In June, 1906, he accepted a position in the First National Rank of Rock Springs as messenger boy and during the six years of his connection with that institution he rose to the position of assistant cashier. On the 15th of August, 1912, he became one of the organizers of the North Side State Bank, which he opened, and with the management and conduct of which he has since been closely associated. He has seen the assets of the bank grow to a million dollars in five years' time. In connection with his active work as cashier of the North Side State bank. Mr. Facinelli is a stockholder of the First National Bank of Rock Springs, also a director of the Miners' State Bank of Superior, Wyoming, and is the principal stockholder of the Labarge Live Stock Company. He is likewise a director of the Rock Springs Lumber Company and is secretary of the Rock Springs Fuel Company.
In religious faith Mr. Facinelli is a Roman Catholic. Fraternally he is connected with the Elks lodge at Rock Springs and has served as exalted ruler. He is a firm believer in the state and its future development, and his loyalty to its interests is indicated in the fact that his investments have all been placed in business projects of Wyoming.