Lewis C. Burns, cashier of the Hoyt State Bank, Hoyt, Kans., was born in Jackson county, May 29, 1884, and is a son of Joseph M. Burns, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. He spent his boyhood days in Hoyt, and was educated in the public schools and Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan. In the fall of 1902, he entered the Hoyt State Bank, as assistant cashier, remaining in that position until 1907, when he became cashier and has remained in that capacity to the present time. The Hoyt State Bank was organized in January, 1902, with a capital stock of $5,000.00, and it's first officers were: O. D. Woodward, president; J. M. Woodward, vice-president, and C. M. Woodward, cashier. In 1907, Jesse Lasswell purchased the controlling interest in the bank, and became president. Frank H. Chase, became vice-president, and Lewis C. Burns, cashier, On January 1, 1913, W. H. Lasswell, became president, the other officers remaining the same. The bank owns its own building, and in 1908, the capital stock was increased to $10,000.00. The Hoyt State Bank has had a healthy and substantial growth since its organization. The first statement showed its resources to be, $6,591.48 and the last official statement shows $126,892.63 resources, with deposits amounting to $105,817.77. The officers and stock holders of this bank represent some of the strongest men of finance in Jackson county. In January, 1914, Mr. Burns became interested in the First National Bank of Mayetta, and is now member of the board of directors of that institution, and, although a young man, he is considered one of the capable bankers in Jackson county. He possesses that rare combination which might be called progressive conservatism, which seems to be a characteristic of successful bankers. Mr. Burns was married May 29, 1908, to Miss Bess M., daughter of C. E. and Jane Ketterman, natives of Ohio, who came to Kansas where the father followed farming, and later was engaged in the mercantile business at Hoyt, Kans. Mrs. Burns was born in Jackson county, and educated in the public schools of Hoyt and Baker University, Baldwin, Kans. To Mr. and Mrs. Burns, has been born, one child, Lewis Jean, born November 16, 1912. Mr. Burns is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church and Mrs. Burns holds membership in the Eastern Star.Pages 269-270 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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