STEPHEN B. YANCEY, cashier, of the Farmers Bank of Armstrong, was born at Springfield, Mo., Oct., 11th, 1844. He removed to Randolph county in 1859 and was educated at the Mt. Pleasant College, Huntsville, Mo., graduating from that institution. He was married to Miss LOGAN VILEY, October 7th, 1867. They have three children, two boys and one girl. His eldest son C. E. YANCEY married Miss ROY BELL, of Liberty, Mo., and they reside near Liberty. Mr. Yancey has always taken interest in educational affairs, and has given his children the advantages of the best schools and colleges. He has for years been one of the leading members of the Roanoke Baptist church, and contributes liberally of his means for the support of the church. Mr. Yancey was elected cashier of the Farmers Bank, of Armstrong in February 1889, when the bank was organized. So well have the stock-holders of the bank been pleased with the safe and conservative manner in which he has conducted the business affairs of the bank, that he has been re-employed from year to year to succeed himself. The business of the bank has increased from year to year under his management, and now the bank is recognized as one of the solid financial institutions of the county. Mr. Yancey resided on a fine farm of 385 acres one mile east of Roanoke, until he removed to Armstrong to take charge fo the bank. Mr. Yancey owns a nice residence in Armstrong, a cut of which can be see on a succeeding page. He secured one of the best building sites in the town and has five acres in the lot. Mr. Yancey is also a stock-holder in the bank of which he is cashier. He has always ranked at the top as one of the leading and influential men of his community.