Myron A. Limbocker, the vice-president of the People's National Bank of Burlington, was born in Pottawatomie county, Kansas, Nov. 9, 1876, the son of John N. and Mary J. (Bignall) Limbocker. John N. Limbocker was born in the State of New York, where he was reared and educated. He became a farmer there, but believing there were more opportunities in the West came to Kansas in 1859. Locating in Pottawatomie county he broke one of the first prairie farms in that vicinity and lived in Pottawatomie county twenty years. During the Civil war he served in the state militia and took part in skirmishes during Price's raid. In the twenty years Mr. Limbocker lived in Pottawatomie county he was actively engaged in all local affairs, holding several county offices. He believed in reform ideas in politics, worked hard in the interests of the people as a whole and stumped the state a number of times. In 1879 he gave up farming and engaged in real estate and loans in Manhattan, Riley county, and always took part in the political life of the locality. Mr. Limbocker died in 1910.
Myron A. Limbocker was educated in the public schools, graduated at the agricultural college at Manhattan and then entered the law department of the state university at Lawrence, where he graduated in 1897. He went to Kansas City, Kan., and became associated with the firm of Moore & Burger, in the practice of his profession. Mr. Limbocker was offered and accepted the position of cashier of the Farmers' State Bank of Quenemo in 1901. Within a short time he organized the State Bank of Pomona and was its cashier until 1909, when he was offered the vice-presidency of the People's National Bank of Burlington. In 1910 he became manager of the institution and still holds that office. The bank is capitalized at $75,000, has deposits of $450,000, and is one of the most substantial and reliable banking houses in the state. Mr. Limbocker is a progressive business man, believes in modern methods and is a popular member of the Bankers' Association. He is a member of the Masonic order, being a Knight Templar and a member of the Mystic Shrine, and also belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is a stanch adherent of the Democratic party, and ran on the Democratic ticket for state senator from his district, though it is Republican, and was defeated by only a small majority. Mr. Limbocker is popular among his business associates and an earnest worker in the interests of his town and county.
In 1899 Mr. Limbocker married Amy C. May. Her father was born in Illinois but came to Kansas in 1869 and opened up a farm in Osage county. One child has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Limbocker, May, who is six years of age. The family are members of the Presbyterian church.Pages 1071-1072 from volume III, part 2 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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