J. T. Shive, another son of John W. Shive, was born on his father’s farm in Harvey County December 12, 1875, was educated partly in the rural schools there and attended the State Normal School at Emporia. At the age of nineteen he began teaching in Neosho County, followed that work two years, then for nine years was connected with the Burrton State Bank, beginning as bookkeeper and promoted to assistant cashier and cashier. In April, 1908, he became cashier of the Galesburg State Bank, but on July 1, 1917, returned to the Burrton State Bank as cashier. He is a member of the Kansas Bankers’ and the American Bankers’ Association, and among other business interests had a farm of 128 acres in Neosho County and owned a good home on Main Street in Burrton. He is a republican, a member of the Christian Church and is affiliated with Burrton Lodge No. 182, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Mr. J. T. Shive married, Docember 8, 1895, at Galesburg in Neosho County, Miss Josie Easley. Her mother, Mrs. Rachel Easley, still lives in Galesburg. J. T. Shive and wife have two children, Clark, born September 9, 1896, now a farmer at Galesburg; and Joe, born November 10, 1903.