Presley Greenawalt, cashier of the Rock Island Savings Bank, was born May 31, 1858, at Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, the son of Henry Andrew and Maria Calwell Greenawalt. In the public schools of Wyoming he obtained his education, leaving his studies at the age of fourteen to enter the printing office of the Wyoming Post. In 1882 he removed to Rock Island and secured a position as bill clerk with the Rock Island & Peoria Railroad. After a few months he was made cashier in the local freight office, from which position he was successively promoted to agent at Toulon, agent at Rock Island, and finally to cashier and paymaster for the road. In 1892 he resigned to enter the shoe business in Rock Island. At the end of a year he disposed of his store and took charge of the books of the Rock Island Savings Bank. He was made cashier in 1895, and still holds that position.
Mr. Greenawalt has given much attention to fraternal work. He is a member of Trio Lodge, No. 57, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and served as master during the year 1899. He is connected with the Odd Fellows and filled the office of noble grand one term. In the National Union he held the office of secretary for a number of years and is now treasurer. He is also connected with the Modern Woodmen of America, Knights of the Globe and Bankers’ Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Greenawalt was married June 17, 1885, to Miss Marguerite Elizabeth Laux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Val. Laux, of Davenport, Iowa.