Lee County Biography


Alfred P. Armington, identified with the banking business since 1891, has been cashier of the Dixon National Bank since 1907 and in this connection his business record is most creditable. He is a popular official, who at the same time carefully safeguards the interests of the institution which he represents. He has made a close study of the business and upon the substantial qualities of industry, close application and laudable ambition has builded his success. A Canadian, he was born in Dunham, in the province of Quebec, and at six years of age accompanied his parents on their removal to Boston, Massachusetts, where he had the benefit of instruction in the excellent public schools of that city. He started in the business world in connection with the flour trade and in 1887 came west to Dixon, where he entered the Dixon Milling Company as secretary and treasurer. Four years were devoted successfully to the management and control of that business and then he turned from commercial to financial pursuits, entering the Dixon National Bank as bookkeeper in 1891. Promotion followed in recognition of his ability and fidelity. He was made assistant cashier and in 1907 was chosen cashier, which office he has since filled in a manner most creditable and satisfactory to both stockholders and depositors. He is also treasurer of the Dixon Loan & Building Association and is recognized as a strong, forceful and resourceful business man, ready to meet emergencies and quickly recognizing the possibilities and opportunities of any business situation.

In 1891 Mr. Armington was united in marriage to Miss Gracia E. Laing, a native of Dixon, and unto them have been born two children, Dorothy M. and Clara G. Mr. Armington is a Mason and also an Elk and is popular in both organizations. He and his wife hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, showing that he is not neglectful of the higher, holier duties of life even in the press of important business interests which are constantly growing in extent. His friends throughout Lee county--and they are many--speak of him in terms of the highest regard.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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