|R. B. MARQUISS.|
R. B. Marquiss is a member of the board of directors of
the Stock Growers Bank of Gillette and since the fall of 1917 has
been actively identified with the conduct of the bank. He is also a
well known figure in connection with the sheep industry of Campbell
county and of that section which was formerly Weston county. His
business interests have been of growing importance and extent and his
powers have been adequate to the demands made upon him, so that his
affairs have been successfully and wisely conducted. He was born in
Tennessee on the 7th of March, 1879, and is a son of Earl D. and Mary
(Cokayne) Marquiss, both of whom were natives of Indiana, where they
were reared and married. Subsequently they removed to Tennessee
and about 1908 they came to Wyoming establishing their home in
Gillette. where their remaining days were passed.
R. B. Marquiss is indebted to the public school system for the educational advantages he received up to the time when he became a student in the Broken Bow Business and Normal College at Broken Bow, Nebraska. After pursuing his course there he came to Wyoming in 1904 and settled in what was then Weston but is now Campbell county. He took up a homestead claim about thirty-five miles south of Gillette and soon thereafter associated himself in business with his brother-in-law, W. R. Wright, their efforts being concentrated upon sheep raising. This partnership relation was maintained for five years and two years after their interests were divided Mr. Marquiss established himself independently in the sheep business, with which he was prominently identified until the fall of 1917. He then sold his flocks and has since given his attention to his banking interests, which have been of growing importance, the Stock Growers Bank of Gillette becoming one of the strong financial institutions of this section of the state. Mr. Marquiss also has under his control five sections, or thirty-two hundred acres of land, and is making plans for the conduct of cattle raising interests in the near future.
Mr. Marquiss holds membership in Gillette Lodge, No. 28, A. F. & A. M., and exemplifies in his life the beneficent spirit of the craft. He is one of the leading and representative residents of his section of the state. He has ever been watchful of indications pointing to success and his activities have been so directed as to win substantial prosperity. At all times his business methods have been such as would bear the closest investigation and scrutiny and have won for him the respect, confidence and goodwill of his associates.