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George B. Huston

HUSTON, George B., the subject of this sketch, is the well-known Vice-President of The Huston Banking Company of Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill. He is a son of Preston and Elmira (Berry) Huston. His father was born in McDonough County, Ill., his mother in Monroe County, Ind. George B. Huston was born and reared on a farm near Blandinsville and attended the district schools of the neighborhood. In early manhood he went to Colorado for the benefit of his health and, while in that State, was employed in the First National Bank of Delta.

In September 1895 the Huston & McCord Bank was organized in Blandinsville and George B. Huston was made Cashier and remained in this and position until 1905, when, by change in the firm and a reorganization as The Huston Banking Company, he became Vice-President of the new organization. The other officers are John Huston, President, and Guy Huston, Cashier. The institution does a large exchange and banking business, having an individual responsibility of $300,000. It is a member of both State and National Bankers' Associations.

On May 1, 1895, Mr. Huston was married to Sadie Graham, of Delta, Colo. Two children, Gladys and Preston, Jr., have resulted from this union. Politically, Mr. Huston is a Democrat, and a high degree Mason, is also a member of the Creve-Couer Club of Peoria. His infiuence in social and business circles is wide and permanent.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 915-916, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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