Midland Empire Insurance Agency was started by William (Uncle Bill) F. McKibbon a WWl veteran. Uncle Bill came out of WWl with tremendous mustard gas scars on his face as he was a US Army gas mask tester stateside. He developed a successful insurance agency until being called back into service for WWll. This affected the agency greatly. Upon his return in 1945 he then had to rebuild the agency until he sold it to Clem and Sylvia Lesueur in 1958.