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 hy 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 business men 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, N9. 31, Ancient Free and Accepted Order of Masons, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and religiously he belongs to the Baptist church.