HARRY H. HIME.
Harry H. Hime. who since the fall of 1906 has been identified with the Basin State Bank at Basin, Wyoming, filling the position of cashier and manager at the present time, was born in Indianola, Iowa, May 24, 1879, a son of Beneville and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Hime, who were pioneers of Iowa, taking up their abode in that state when the work of progress and development was in its initial stage.
Harry H. Hime, spent his youthful days under the parental roof and at the usual age began his education there, passing through consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school at Indianola with the class of 1896. He also pursued a short business course. In early life he learned the printer's trade, which he followed at different periods in Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming, and in 1904 he became manager of the Bighorn County Rustler. In 1906, however, he entered into active connection with the State Bank of Basin and has been a factor in the conduct and successful management of the bank since that time. In fact, its policy has been largely directed by him and he has made the institution one of the strong financial concerns of this part of the state.
On the 9th of November, 1910. Mr. Hime was married to Miss Florence B. O'Neil, a daughter of James and Rachel O'Neil. She accompanied her parents on their removal westward from Warren, Indiana, in 1908, the father bringing his family to Wyoming at the time of the opening up of the oil and gas fields, in which he was interested. Mr. and Mrs. Hime have become parents of a son, James Beneville, now five years of age.
The religious faith of the parents is that of the Presbyterian church. In political belief Mr. Hime is a republican but not an active party worker, although he served as deputy county clerk of Bighorn county in 1905 and 1906, but resigned to accept a position in the Basin State Bank and since that time has never sought or desired political preferment. He does not hesitate to support plans and measures for the general good, however, and in that way is a most public spirited citizen, giving his aid and influence to all movements which are calculated to advance the welfare of community, county and commonwealth.