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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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