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MT. PULASKI - Thomas Arthur Scroggin, 90, chairman of the board and former president of the Farmer's Bank of Mt. Pulaski, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 4, 1956. The deceased had served as chairman of the board of the Mt. Pulaski bank since retiring as president in 1947. He began his career as a banker in 1882 with the Scroggin & Son Bank, owned by his father, L. K. Scroggin. The bank was incorporated in 1914 as the present Farmer's Bank. Scroggin became cashier at the bank in 1914, and president in 1918. He served as president until his retirement in 1947.
Funeral services are pending. The body was removed to the Schahl Funeral Home.
A native of Mt. Pulaski, Scroggin was born Oct. 17, 1867, to Leonard and Rhoda Alice Girtman Scroggin. He was married to Anna Mary Weisenberger at Mt. Pulaski Oct. 6, 1891. Mrs. Scroggin survives with one son, Wilfred Scroggin, Sr., Mt. Pulaski; three daughter, Mrs. R. B. Foster of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Harry Martin, Sr., and Mrs. Austin Schaffenacker of Mt. Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Edna K. Anderson of Lincoln. There are nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church.