Sept 11, 1909, Morning Oregonian

M.B. Rankin Passes Away
Well-Known Portland Capitalist Victim of Heart Disease
M.B. Rankin, a well-known Portland capitalist, died last night at his residence, 534 Clifton street, of heart disease after an illness of only 30 minutes.

Mr. Rankin had spent the evening at home with his family and had retired at 9 o'clock, apparently well. He had enjoyed good health all his life up to the time of the attack last night.

He was president of the Independent Coal & Ice Company and also dealt extensively in timber and real estate. He was well known in business circles throughout the state.

Mr. Rankin was born near Athens, Menard County, Illinois, January 7, 1844, and was married in Jacksonville February 23, 1870, to Miss Rachel Tolin. He came to Portland in 1880. He is survived by his wife, two brothers-J.H. and C.N. Rankin-and four children, as follows: Floyd F. Rankin, Orville M. Rankin, Anna Rankin and Mrs. Winnifred Gollebur.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn