G. E. MAYFIELD, the gentleman whose name introduces this sketch, was born in the town of Dupont, Jefferson County, Ind., July 1, 1851, son of Francis and Adelaide (Wilson) Mayfield, natives respectively of Trimble County, Ky., and Madison, Ind. Francis Mayfield was, for a number of years, a merchant at the town of Dupont, and afterward engaged in the pork packing business at Columbus, Ind., a venture which did not prove financially successful. He was a member of the legislature from Jefferson County, in 1851, and during the war held the position of provost marshal of Jefferson County. He is now living upon a farm in Jefferson County, having reached the advance age of three score and ten, a well-preserved man for his years, retaining unimpaired to a marked degree his mental and physical faculties. Mrs. Mayfield is living also, being eleven years younger than her husband. They are the parents of eight children. G. E. Mayfield passed his youthful years in his native village, and was the recipient of a common school education. His first experience was upon a farm, and subsequently he accepted a position as bookkeeper with a port packing establishment at Columbus, where he continued until the failure of the firm, several years later. On leaving Columbus he went to Indianapolis, where, for a period of about one year, he was associated in the brokerage business, with J. P. Wiggins, Esq.; returning to Columbus at the end of that time, he engaged as book-keeper with the Wright Bros., pork packer, in whose employ he continued until 1879. Severing his connection with the above firm, he became bookkeeper in the private banking house of John A. Thompson, at Edinburg, and after two or three years in that capacity, was promoted cashier, a position he now holds. Mr. Mayfield is an accomplished businessman, thoroughly familiar with the details of banking, and enjoys the unbounded confidence of his employer. He is withal a courteous gentleman and well deserves mention as one of Edinburg’s wide-awake and energetic citizens. His wife, Mamie hill, whom he married March 18, 1875, is a native of Columbus, Ind., and daughter of Judge Ralph Hill, a prominent lawyer of Indianapolis, and an ex-member of Congress. Mr. And Mrs. Mayfield have two children, Clifford H. and Mina F.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker
Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 428.