cashier of the First State Bank of
Brinkman, was born in Dexter, Kansas, on March 6, 1884. He has been
identified with banks and banking since he began his independent
career, one might say, and has held his present position since 1910,
when he came to Brinkman and assisted in the organization of the bank
of which he has since been cashier.
West Holland is a
son of A. C. Holland, a family of Scotch ancestry that first became
identified with America in Colonial days, when the first of the name
to come to this country located in
Virginia. From there a branch of the family migrated into North
Carolina, and it was there A. C. Holland was born in 1850. Mr.
Holland went to Winfield, Kansas, in young manhood and there married
Mrs. Mary (Timmerman) Bott. Dexter, Kansas, was the next location of
the Hollands, and in 1889 they came to Oklahoma, settling in Guthrie.
They made their home there until the opening of the Cherokee Strip in
1891, when they moved to Perry and there remained until 1901. During
these years Mr. Holland had been engaged in farming, with good
success. In 1901 he gave up that work and moved to Hobart, where he
accumulated considerable property, and is now living there retired
from active business. He served two terms as mayor of Hobart, and he
is a member of Hobart Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is
a democrat, and
has taken a prominent part in the political activities of his
community. Hobart has found in him a man who has a high regard for
his responsibilities in the matter of citizenship, and who has done
much to promote the civic welfare of the community during his
To Mr. and Mrs.
Holland were born three children. The first born was West, of this
review. Edith married V. H. Eskridge, a cotton ginner of Martha,
Oklahoma, where they live. Arthur, an employe of the Mangum
National-Bank, lives there.
attended the public schools in Perry, Oklahoma, graduating from the
high school there in 1900, and was a member of the first high school
class ever graduated in that town. He was a student in the A. &
M. College at Stillwater, Oklahoma, for a year, and in 1901 went to
Hobart, Oklahoma, where the family moved at that time. Two years
later he entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank in that place as a
bookkeeper, continuing until 1905, when he became bookkeeper and
assistant cashier in the Mangum National Bank. He held that position
until 1910, when he went to Brinkman, and here assisted in organizing
the First State Bank, of which he since continued as cashier, as has
already been said.
The president of the
bank is T. S. DeArman; vice president, J. L. Dorham. The capital is
$10,000, with a surplus of $1,000.
Mr. Holland is a
democrat and is now serving as town treasurer. He is a member of the
State Bankers Association, and his fraternal connections are with the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Mangum Lodge No. 1169, and
Willow Lodge No. 433 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
In 1910 Mr. Holland
married Miss Sallie Van Maddox, daughter of J. M. Maddox, a retired
stockman, living in Jacksboro, Texas. They have no children.