Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

George Robert Hain

GEORGE ROBERT HAIN is cashier of the principal financial institution of Claudell, the State Bank. He is one of the younger bankers of Kansas, and that has been his line of work and experience since he was twenty years of age.

He was born in Ogle County, Illinois, October 30, 1892. In colonial times his ancestors came out of Germany and established homes in Pennsylvania. His father, James Hain, was born in Pennsylvania in 1861 and when he was a boy the family moved west to Ogle County, Illinois, where he grew up and married. He has spent his active life as a farmer. In 1891 he bought a farm of 400 acres at Caldwell in Sumner County, Kansas, and soon afterward occupied it. He still owns and lives on that large farm and also has a half section in Sheridan County. For a number of years he has held the office of justice of the peace at Caldwell, is a republican and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. James Hain married Mary Brett, born in Ogle County, Illinois, in 1864. Their children are Rosa, wife of L. R. Gephart, president of the Canton State Bank of Canton, Kansas; William, a resident of Green City, Missouri; Carl, a farmer at Caldwell, Kansas; Ralph and Paul, both soldiers, and when the war closed were in Camp Funston; and Clayton, a high school boy at Caldwell.

George R. Hain has lived practically all his life in Kansas. He attended the rural schools of Sumner County, the high school at Bluff City, from which he graduated in 1908, spent one year in the Wesleyan University at Salina, and in 1912 graduated from the Salina Business College. He at once accepted the opportunity and followed his inclination for banking by serving one year as bookkeeper and stenographer with the American State Bank at Hill City, Kansas. For three years he was assistant cashier of the Cedar State Bank, of which he is still a director. Since 1918 he has been cashier of the State Bank at Claudell, which was established and opened for business in April, 1917, with a capital of $15,000. F. M. Claudell is president, and J. H. McCormick, vice president.

Mr. Hain is a republican voter and is affiliated with Cedar Lodge No. 237, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Cedar Camp, Modern Woodmen of America. At Cedar he owns two dwelling houses. September 21, 1918, at Junction City, Kansas, he married Miss Florence Ackley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ackley, residents of Portis, Kansas. Her father was one of the pioneer farmers in that section of the state.

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