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L. R. Flint, now cashier of the First National Bank of Rosston, comes of a family of thorough business men and bankers, and has been engaged in banking in Kansas and Oklahoma for a number of years. On January 1, 1915, having sold his interests in Kansas, he came to Oklahoma, and in April, 1915, with others organized the First National Bank of Rosston, and has since directed its affairs through the office of cashier.
The First National Bank at the end of its first year has a record of deposits averaging about $75,000, and its business is conducted on a capital of $25,000. It is one of the best managed institutions in Harper County.
Mr. Flint was born at Bethany, Missouri, November 28, 1886, but has spent most of his active career in Kansas, first becoming acquainted with Oklahoma as a boy when his father participated in the opening of the Cherokee Strip. His parents are A. W. and Elizabeth Ann (Harvey) Flint. His father was born in Harrison County, Missouri, September 18, 1856, his parents having come from Maryland. A. W. Flint has been a successful farmer and stockman. In 1893 he entered Oklahoma at the opening of the Cherokee Strip and for several years was established on a government claim in Grant County. In 1898 he left Oklahoma and removed to Caldwell, Kansas, and subsequently bought a stock ranch in Barber County from the late Jerry Simpson, the famous congressman from the Seventh Kansas District. After eight years in Barber County, he removed to Ottawa, Kansas, from which point he has directed his extensive interests as a livestock man. His marriage occurred in 1876. His wife was born July 4, 1854, in Pennsylvania, daughter of James and Deborah (Sutton) Harvey, both natives of Pennsylvania. A. W. and Elizabeth Flint have seven children, four sons and three daughters: Jesse Benton, who was born March 28, 1877, and is now president of the Citizens State Bank of Humboldt, Kansas; Harvey, died in infancy; Nora Gertrude, born August 13, 1883, completed her education in the Southwestern College at Winfield, Kansas, and is now an expert stenographer; Ethel Leona, born March 24, 1885, was married in 1905 to A. V. McRoberts, who is a farmer at Monticello, Missouri; L. R. Flint, who is the fifth in order of birth; Ruth Alma, born November 8, 1889, a graduate of Ottawa University in Kansas with the class of 1913 and now a teacher in the high school at Hoisington, Kansas; Wiley Glenwood, who was born April 29, 1891, and was graduated with the class of 1915 from Ottawa College, and is now assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Rosston, Oklahoma.
L. R. Flint completed his literary education in the high school at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, where he was graduated in 1905. Then followed a year in a business college, and in 1908 he became bookkeeper in his brother’s bank at Humboldt, Kansas. A year later he was promoted to assistant cashier. On July 1, 1910, the members of his family bought the Home State Bank at Garland, Kansas, and he served as its cashier until January 1, 1915, soon afterward moving to Rosston and organizing the First National Bank. Mr. Flint is a Mason and a member of the Christian Church.