Harry T. Abernathy was born in Leavenworth, Kansas,
May 23, 1865, the son of J. L. Abernathy, the pioneer furniture
manufacturer of the West. He went to the public and high
schools of Leavenworth, and then entered Hamilton College, Clinton,
N. Y., from which institution he was graduated in 1887.
He came at once to Kansas City, the
Abernathy Furniture Company having been removed to this town in that
year, and became cashier of the company. He held the position
for eight years, and in 1895 was given the place of assistant
cashier of the First National Bank. In 1899 he was made
cashier, the position he still holds.
Mr. Abernathy is a member of the Commercial Club, the Missouri
Bankers' Association, the Knife and Fork Club, and is a
Mason. For two years he has been treasurer of the Provident
Association, an unremunerated position, to which he has cheerfully
given time and thought. He has also been treasurer of Park
College for four years.
He was married in 1890 to Miss Stevenson, of Leavenworth, and they
have there children, two boys and a girl.