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Biography of H. C. Bigham

H. C. Bigham is well known in financial circles of Washington County as cashier of the Citizens State Bank of Ramona and he is adding prestige to the institution by his efficiency in the discharge of his duties and his devotion to the interests entrusted to his care. He was born in Greene County, Illinois, October 19, 1873, his parents being Eli Thomas and Ann (Seely) Bigham, who were also natives of that state. Subsequently they removed to Indian Territory, settling on a farm on Rice creek, in Washington County, on the 20th of March, 1885. The father spent three years in developing that place and then removed to Oklahoma Territory, where he remained for two and a half years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Washington County, locating at McFall, which was then situated in the Cherokee Nation, and for four years there engaged in farming. He next went to Texas and upon his return took up his residence in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, where he spent his remaining years, passing away on the 17th of October, 1921. He had long survived his wife, whose demise occurred in 1884. A son, LeRoy P. Bigham, is a well known farmer of Choctaw County. H. C. Bigham remained with his father until twenty-one years of age, assisting him in his farming and stock raising operations, and in 1913 he turned his attention to financial pursuits. He became assistant cashier of the Citizens State Bank of Ramona and subsequently won promotion to the office of cashier, in which capacity he is now serving. He thoroughly understands the principles of...

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