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.

Elbert W. Winters

ELBERT W. WINTERS, cashier of the Stockton National Bank, is a western man of varied experience in business, farming and banking. He was born at Portland, Indiana, August 18, 1873, and was about six years of age when brought to Western Kansas. His father, J. J. Winters, now living at Downs, Kansas, was born in Ohio in 1836 and in early life was a railroad contractor and later a farmer. He had a farm near Portland, Indiana, and in 1879 came to Kansas, locating on a farm near Ottawa, and in 1880 moving to Downs, where for the past few years he has lived retired. J. J. Winters married Lavina Brevard, who was born in Ohio in 1836 and died at Downs, Kansas, in 1890. Their children are: George B., a farmer at Winfield, Kansas; Retta, wife of C. R. Jackson, a miller at Kirwin; Libbie, wife of Frank Baker, associated with C. R. Jackson of Kirwin; Elbert W.; and Mabel, wife of D. H. Lockridge, a banker at Downs.

Elbert W. Winters graduated from the Downs High School in 1890, and took a business course at Sedalia, Missouri, and another in the Gem City Business College at Quincy. In 1893 he went to work in a mill at Stockton, and was there for ten years. In 1904 he was in the grain business, and for four years was a sheep feeder and dealer. He also spent some time in Oklahoma, where he homesteaded 160 acres in the Big Pasture near Lawton. After proving up he sold his claim, and then entered a bank at Bristow, Oklahoma, where he spent a year as assistant cashier. In 1911, on returning to Stockton, he entered the Stockton National Bank as assistant cashier and since 1915 has been its cashier. He is also a stockholder in the Stockton Elevator Company and owns a good modern home which was built in 1912. Mr. Winters is a republican, as was his father, is clerk of Stockton Township, and is affiliated with Newahcuba Lodge No. 189, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

In 1899, at Stockton, he married Miss Mae Jackson, daughter of Frank M. and Keziah (Waters) Jackson. Her mother lives at Stockton and her father, now deceased, was proprietor of the pioneer flour mill of Stockton.

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