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Arthur M Burnside


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 17:42:00

Arthur M Burnside of Boone, Boone county, not only rendered conspicuous service to the public as auditor of his county hut also was for a number of years intimately connected with financial affairs as assistant cashier of the Boone National Bank, which office he held until March 1, 1914. He was born in Ames, Iowa, December 14, 1869, and is a son of John A and Margaret P (Smyth) Burnside, who are mentioned at length on another page of this work.
Arthur M Burnside was reared in Iowa and Ohio, in which latter state he spent seven or eight years. He received a good public school education, completing his schooling with a business course at Des Moines . He afterward remained for some time on his motherís farm and also taught school in Boone county for several years. In 1898 he was elected county auditor and so well did he fulfill his duties that in 1901 he was reelected, serving in all two terms. I 1905, MR Burnside turned his attention to banking, becoming assistant cahier of the Boone National Bank. His activities in this connection have been a factor in the growth and prosperity of his financial institution with which he remained until March 1, 1914. Mr Burnside is an able and shrewd business and particularly well informed upon all banking and financial matters. He enjoys in full measure the confidence of the general public an stands high in the commercial and social life of his community.
On October 5, 1905, in Wooster, Ohio, Arthur M Burnside married Miss Jennie M Funk, a native of Iowa and a daughter of I N Fun, formerly of Chariton, Lucas county. Mr and Mrs Burnside have one son, John Newton who is seven years of age and has just entered school. Politically Mr Burnside is a republican, ever in accord with the principles of his party. He is conversant with all the issues of the day and interested in the progress and welfare of his city and section, ever ready to give material and moral support to valuable enterprises. Fraternally he is a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias, being connected with eh local lodge of Boone. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church and takes part in its religious and charitable work. Mr Burnside is numbered among the substantial citizens of Boone, having attained this position entirely through his own efforts. He is esteemed for what he has achieved and those qualities of his character which have made possible his success.

1914 Boone County History Book


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