|Arthur A. Vaughn
Born March 7, 1855
|Arthur A. Vaughn, cashier of the First National Bank of Wyoming, with which institution he has been continuously identified since 1882, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, on the 7th of March, 1855. His parents, George and Jane (Elder) Vaughn, were likewise natives of the county, the former being a representative of an old Pennsylvania family. George Vaughn was a farmer and carpenter by occupation and made his home in Lawrence county until called to his final rest in 1874. They were devoted and consistent members of the old Cumberland church.
A. A. Vaughn, who was the seventh in order of birth in a family of nine children, obtained his preliminary education in the schools of his native state and when fourteen years of age came to Jones county, Iowa, entering the home of his sister Mary, who was the wife of C. S. Gilbert, a merchant, grain dealer and cheese manufacturer of Wyoming. He attended the Wyoming high school and also pursued a course in the Davenport Business College, and after completing his education was associated with his brother-in-law for a year. Subsequently he entered the general store of A. M. Loomis a salesman and bookkeeper, being thus employed until 1882, when he became assistant cashier of the First National Bank. In 1904 he was made cashier of the institution and has since acted in that capacity. He is thoroughly conversant with the banking business in principle and detail and his capable control of the First National Bank is manifested in its growing success. Mr. Vaughn has been married twice. In 1877 he wedded Miss Sarah Gilbert, who passed away on the 10th of November, 1886, leaving two children: Vera L. and Minnie S. On the 22d of August, 1889, Mr. Vaughn was again married, his second union being with Miss Frances Sykes, a native of Ohio and a daughter of Ralph and Theresa Sykes. In her girlhood days she accompanied her parents on their removal to Jones county. By his second wife Mr. Vaughn also has two children: Aleta A. and Florence M.
In politics Mr. Vaughn is a stalwart republican and has served his fellow townsmen in several positions of trust and responsibility. He acted as mayor for a year and at the present time is a member of the town council. He has likewise been identified with the school board and has served as its president and secretary. His fraternal relations are with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and in religious faith he is a Methodist. He has now resided in this county for four decades and is widely and favorably known within its borders, his upright and honorable career commanding the respect and esteem of all with whom he has been associated.
Source: &&PUB&&, History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 127.
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