|JOSEPH MOYSES LOWNDES.|
A well known and successful representative of financial
interests in Wyoming is Joseph Moyses Lowndes, who occupies the
position of cashier of the Stockgrowers' State Bank of Lander. His
birth occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 20th of November,
1870, his parents being Joseph and Olive (Vernon) Lowndes. In
pursuit of his education he attended the common schools of Moingona,
Iowa, and subsequently entered the Capital City Commercial College of
Des Moines, from which he was graduated in 1893. He then taught in
that institution for a time and later accepted a position as
bookkeeper and stenographer. The year 1898 witnessed his arrival
in Wyoming and his initial experience in banking was gained as
bookkeeper with the First National Bank of Douglas, this state. In
1910 he accepted a position as cashier of the Stockmen's
National Bank of Casper, while in October, 1916, he was made cashier
of the Stockgrowers' State Bank of Lander and has since served in
this capacity. He has won a well earned reputation as a most able and
courteous official and his efforts have contributed in no small
measure to the continued growth and prosperity of the institution
which he now represents.
On the 25th of October, 1899, in Douglas, Wyoming, Mr. Lowndes was united in marriage to Miss Effie M. Daniels, a daughter of Theodore and Mary Daniels, of Saronville, Nebraska, who were early settlers of Clay county, that state. Mr. and Mrs. Lowndes now have three children : Frederick Daniels, Olive Irene and Joseph H.
Mr. Lowndes is a worthy exemplar of the Masonic fraternity and is serving as grand secretary of the grand lodge of Wyoming, succeeding W. L. Kuykendall at the time of the latter's death. He is widely recognized as a representative and substantial citizen of Lander and his position in banking circles is an enviable one.