JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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KNOX GEE



A young man of good business judgment and ability, Knox Gee, of Waltonville, 
occupies a responsible position as cashier of the Waltonville Bank, a private 
institution which was organized and is managed by I. G. Gee & Company, bankers. 

He was born August 18, 1882, at Fitzgerrell, Jefferson county, Illinois, a son 
of Dr. I. G. and Elzina J. (Fitzgerrell) Gee. The father was at that time one 
of the leading physicians and stock growers of Southern Illinois, but has since 
retired from the practice of medicine, devoting his entire time to his large farming 
interests near Mount Vernon. Growing to manhood in Illinois, Knox Gee gleaned his 
early education in the common schools, and in 1902 was graduated from the Mount 
Vernon High School. Subsequently entering the Gem City Business College at Quincy, 
Illinois, he completed a course in stenography and bookkeeping in 1904, and for a 
few months thereafter was bookkeeper for the Fullerton-Powell Hardwood Lumber Company 
in Mount Vernon. In July, 1905, Mr. Gee accepted his present position as cashier 
of the Waltonville Bank, and has since performed the duties devolving upon him in 
this capacity with characteristic ability and fidelity. The Waltonville Bank was 
organized in July, 1905, by Dr. I. G. Gee, L. L. Emerson and other business men 
of Mount Vernon, and the leading agriculturists and businessmen of Waltonville, 
it being a private institution with an individual responsibility of more than $500,000. 
It has a capital of $15,000, with deposits of more than $80,000, and has the following 
named men as officers: President, Dr. I. G. Gee; vice-president, Dr. O. P. Norris; 
cashier, Knox Gee; and assistant cashier, J. B. Martin. 

Mr. Gee married, January 1, 1911, Sona Mannen, a daughter of S. S. and Eliza S. 
(Stewart) Mannen, her father being one of the extensive farmers and stock growers 
of Jefferson county, his valuable farming estate lying near Waltonville. Fraternally 
Mr. Gee is a member of Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 31, Ancient Free and Accepted Order 
of Masons, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and religiously he belongs to the Baptist church.



Source: History of Southern Illinois George Washington Smith, 
M. A. VOLUME I - III ILLUSTRATED 
THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY CHICAGO AND NEW YORK 1912
Page 1503 - 1504 

Submitted by Robert W. Loman 

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