Anderson M. Sharp, cashier of the Neodesha National Bank at Neodesha, Kan., was born in Callaway county, Missouri, July 28, 1859, a son of William and Mary (Manpin) Sharp, natives respectively of Virginia and Missouri. William Sharp accompanied his parents to Kentucky when but a boy and there was reared to manhood. About 1830 he moved to Missouri, where he engaged as a farmer and stockman and became very prominent in the public affairs of that state. He served several terms in the Missouri state legislature. Though a Democrat and the son of a slaveholder, he was a strong Union man during the Civil war and in the ravages of that conflict he lost all of his cattle and horses. He was for many years a member of the Methodist church and died in that faith in 1882. Rev. William Sharp, the grandfather of Anderson, was a Virginian by birth and was a slaveholder. He removed from his native state to Missouri, where he was engaged in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church until his death. Thomas Manpin, the maternal grandfather, was also a very early settler in Missouri and wa a farmer. It was his to give patriotic service to his country as a soldier in the war of 1812. His death occurred at the extreme age of ninety-six years.
Anderson M. Sharp was educated at Fayette, Mo., but on account of failing health was obliged to give up his school work one year before graduating. In 1881 he went to Colorado, where he roughed it until he had fully regained his health. Then, in 1883, he came to Kansas and located in Wilson county, where be bought a stock ranch and became a teacher, eight years having been spent as an instructor in the Neodesha schools. In 1896 he was elected clerk of the court in Wilson county and in 1899 entered the Bank of Neodesha as cashier. Upon the reoganization of that bank as the Neodesha National Bank, in 1903, Mr. Sharp was again made cashier and has continued in that capacity to the present time. The Neodesha National Bank has a capital of $50,000, a surplus of $10,000, deposits averaging $200,000, and is one of the strong banks of Wilson county. As a financier Mr. Sharp is a man of good business discernment, conservative yet energetic, and to his judicious management is due much of the success of the institution with which he is connected.
In 1887 Mr. Sharp married Miss Hattie Kimball, a daughter of H. H. Kimball, of Neodesha. Mr. Kimball was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, and moved from that state to Indiana, thence to Kansas in 1872. He bought a farm in Wilson county and has given almost his whole attention to agricultural pursuits. He is a director in the Neodesha National Bank. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Sharp, viz: Jessie, now a student in Central College, Lexington, Mo.; Francis, a student in the Neodesha High School; and Lowell, a student in the grades. Mr. Sharp is a man of high standing and integrity, popular and public-spirited, and takes a warm interest in all that pertains to the welfare of his city and state. Politically he is a Democrat and has served one term as mayor of Neodesha. In the Masonic fraternity he has attained to the Consistory degrees.Page 422 from volume III, part 1 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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