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
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