C.L. Burks, president of the Monticello Bank, Monticello, Ark. Mr. Burks is one of the prominent and wealthy men of this county, and an extensive real estate holder, his opinion being authority in the real estate market. He was born in North Alabama, in 1824, and is the son of John P. and Mary (Harris) Burks, natives of the Old Dominion. The parents emigrated to Alabama and thence to tennessee, where they both passed the closing scenes of their lives. They reared a large family, numbering fifteen, but only four are now living. C.L. Burks was about seventeen years of age when he emigrated with his parents to Tennessee, and was therefore pricipally educated in Alabama, where he attended the common schools. His father early insructed him in the duties of farm life and he remained with his parents engaged in agricultural pursuits until twenty-one years of age. In 1856 he came to Monticello, Ark., engaged in the mercantile business, and carried this on successfully until 1885. He then closed this out and in May 1887, became president of the Monticello Bank. He is one of the substantial men of the county, and, as before stated, is an extensive real estate holder. He has made a vast amount of wealth, all the result of energy and good business management, and is abundantly worthy of the large measure of success achieved. He was married in 1866 to Miss Nellie Edins, and the fruits of this union have been four living children. Mr. Burks is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is one of the early merchants of Monticello.


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