This highly capable and accomplished banker and business man, who has been the cashier of the State Bank of
Climax since 1899, was born in Waupaca county, Wisconsin, September 26, 1874, and moved to Minnesota in 1897. He
passed two years at Halsted as assistant cashier of the bank at that place, which is nnder the same management
as the one at Climax, and in 1899 was assigned to duty in his present position. He gives the affairs of the bank
his close and careful personal attention, and its business has flourished vigorously nnder his judicious management.
Mr. Rosholt seeks recreation in local hunting trips and fishing expeditions to the lakes of Minnesota, especially
those in Ottertail and Polk counties. His interest in banking matters has led him into active membership in the
State and National Bankersí associations and he takes a helpful part in their proceedings. In 1903 he was united
in marriage with Miss Gertrude M. Johnson, of Honston county, this state. They have one child, their daughter Thelma.
Mrs. Rosholt is a daughter of the late Hon. Tosten Johnson, at one time state senator from Houston county, member
of the state house of representatives at another time, and also for some years a member of the state board of equalization.
He served in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery during the Civil war, and after the close of that sanguinary contest
was a farmer in Houston county. He passed his last years in Climax and died at the home of Mr. Rosholt in that
village in 1914, nearly eighty years old, and universally esteemed throughout the state.
The State Bank of Climax was founded in 1891 and the banking house it occupies was built the same year. It has
a capital and surplus of $25,000 and deposits aggregating over $185,000 at this time (January, 1916). B. B. Larson
is president; James Larson vice president; Norman Rosholt cashier, and C. M. Knutson assistant cashier. Mr. Rosholt
is in partnership with B. B. Larson and they have four state banks in their ownership and under their management.
One is at Halsted, and was established in 1892. Another is at Neilsville, another at Eldred and the fourth at Climax.
They are all doing well and held in high regard in the communities in which they operate.
Compendium of History and Biography
of Polk County, Minnesota
Maj. R. I. Holcombe, Historical Editor
William H. Bingham, Feneral Editor
W. H. Bingham & Co.
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