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P.O. Box 118826
Carrollton, TX  75011-8826




Bonita National Bank

The Federal regulators have this bank listed as The First National Bank of Bonita

Opened  March 29, 1912

Charter No 10163

Changed name to
The Security National Bank of Bonita on 3/1/1922.
Merged into The Farmers & Merchants National Bank of Nocona  on 2/28/1930.

Unknown News Clipping dated 03/29/1912

"The Bonita State Bank which has for the past six years been doing business at Bonita was absorbed last Friday by the First National Bank of Bonita. The Bonita State Bank had a working capital of 10,000.00 while the First National will have a working capital of 25,000.00 and a 10,000.00 surplus. The officers elected for the National Bank are as follows: J. C. Howard President, C. McCall Vice-President, S.H. Camp, Cashier; the directors J. C. Howard, C. McCall, S. H. Camp, J. M. Flemming, and J. R. Modrall"

Interesting Comment for Nocona old-timers.

At least one $20.00 bank note was signed by M.M. Gilbert as Cashier and countersigned by both C. McCall and Joe L. Janeway as president.

I have another $20.00 National Currency Note series 1912 signed by S. H. Camp but with no countersignature.

Unknown News Clipping Unknown Date

Melvin Gilbert Promoted

Friday the 13th proved to be a very auspicious day for Mr. Gilbert in that he received a merited and certainly deserved promotion on that date, being elected cashier of the First National Bank of Bonita to succeed Mr. S. H. Camp who resigned. Mr. Camp goes to the Citizens National Bank of St. Jo as cashier.

Mr. Gilbert has won a host of friends in Nocona and the vicinity during his long services as assistant cashier of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank, for the courteous treatment , for the careful and very satisfactory manner that he has handled the accounts of the hundreds of customers of that institution for the past several years. These will sincerely congratulate him on the promotion while all regret very much to see him leave Nocona.

Mr. Gilbert was reared at Spanish Fort and educated in the schools of this county and graduated from Polytechnic College at Fort Worth. He has made his home in Nocona since a young man who has the best recommendations possible, a character and ability known and proven. We predict that Mr Gilbert a successful administration of the First National; we are sure that he will make new and more loyal friends for that bank. The stockholders are to be congratulated for their wisdom in electing Mr. Gilbert to the management of their institution.

Officers March 6, 1920 March 29,1920 *      
President J. C. Howard J. C. Howard      
Vice President C. McCall C. McCall      
Cashier M. M. Gilbert S.H. Camp      
Assistant Cashier Joe L. Janeway
Directors   J. C. Howard      
    C. McCall      
    S. H. Camp      
    J. M. Flemming      
  J. R. Modrall      




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