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Frank M. WOODFORD, the well-known cashier of the Atchison Savings Bank, was born at Niles, Mich., November 29, 1874. He is a son of James H. and Emma (BICKELL) Woodford, both natives of Niles, Mich., the former born in 1851 and the latter in 1855. James H. Woodford is a son of Benjamin Woodford, who was a native of New York and an early settler in Michigan. His wife, Emma Bickell, is a daughter of Thomas J. Bickell, a Virginian. James H. Woodford came to Kansas with his family in 1887 and located in Atchison and was an employee of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company for a number of years and later purchased a farm in Atchison County where he now resides. Frank M. Woodford is the only son born to James H. and Emma (Bickell) Woodford. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Atchison High School in the class of 1894. In 1896 he entered the employ of the Exchange National Bank of Atchison and worked in the collection department of that institution for two and one-half years. He then entered the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company as a yard clerk and later served in the capacity of inspector and bookkeeper. August 1, 1900 he became bookkeeper of the Atchison Savings Bank and in 1910 succeeded to the cashiership of that bank and has capably filled that position to the present time. Mr. Woodford possesses the safe and conservative judgement of the successful bank cashier and is recognized for his efficiency in that important branch of the commercial world. Mr. Woodford was united in marriage December 21, 1898 with Miss Mabel SANTCHFIELD of Macon, Mo. and two children have been born to this union: Millard, aged eleven and Maurice aged eight. Mr. Woodford is a Royal Arch Mason; a member of the Knights of Pythias, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Knights of the Maccabees, Modern Woodmen of America and Knights and Ladies of Security. He is a Democrat and a member of the Baptist Church.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, April 2002

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