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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Arthur E. Gibson, who at one time had the distinction of being the youngest bank cashier in the state of Missouri, has today reached a position of distinction in financial circles of Dawn. Through successive stages of development in his business career he has worked his way upward to his present place as cashier of the Farmers & Traders Bank, in which capacity he has served since February, 1907
Mr. Gibson was born on a farm near Browning, Missouri, July 13, 1885, and is a son of S. L. and Flora M. (Purdin) Gibson, the former the cashier of the Peoples Bank of Browning, where he and his wife reside. The family is one of the oldest in this part of the state and its members have been prominent in business and public affairs for over one hundred years.
Arthur E. Gibson acquired his education in the public schools of Browning and was graduated from the Browning high school in April, 1904, completing his studies at the Gem City Business College at Quincy. He was graduated from that institution in 1905 and entered upon his business career as clerk in the Traders Bank at Kansas City, Missouri. He resigned that office in December, 1906, in order to accept that of bookkeeper in the Central National Bank of St. Louis, Missouri, and he retained this position until he came to Dawn, purchasing an interest in the Farmers & Traders Bank, a financial institution which is controlled by members of his family. Since that time he has become recognized as one of the authorities on finance in Dawn and in this part of the state, for he has been connected with banking throughout his entire business career and has mastered every department of the business in principle and detail. He is a director in the Farmers & Traders Bank and serves with ability and distinction as secretary of the board.
Mr. Gibson married in Browning, on April 14, 1907, Miss Minta M. Neet, a daughter of James and Sarah Neet, the former a retired farmer residing at Browning. The father is well known in social and business circles of that community and occupies a prominent place in connection with financial interests as president of the Peoples Bank. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson have one daughter, Mildred R.
Mr. Gibson is a democrat in his political views and deeply interested in any good work which tends toward the betterment of his town or county. Few men are more prominent or more widely known in Dawn than he, for, although a young man, he has constituted himself an important factor in its business life and, moreover, possesses the ability which will undoubtedly be the foundation of still greater future success.