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Extracted from THE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF WHITESIDE COUNTY ILLINOIS
Chicago: The S.J. Clark Publishing Company - 1900
Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA
Purchased from WARDHOUSE BOOKS
The greatest of English historians, MACAULAY, and one of the most brilliant writers of the present century, has said: "The history of a country is best told in a record of the lives of its people." In conformity with this idea, the BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD has been prepared. Instead of going to musty records, and taking thereform dry statistical matter that can be appreciated by but few, our corps of writers have gone to the people, the men and women who have, by their enterprise and industry, brought this county to a rank second to none among those comprising this great and noble State, and from their lips have the story of their life struggles. No more interesting or instructive matter could be presented to an intelligent public. In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and many records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued the "even tenor of their way," content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy--"They have done what they could." It tells how many, in the pride and strength of young manhood, left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer's office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country's call went forth valiantly "to do or die," and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after.
Coming generations will appreciate this volume and preserve it as a sacred treasure, from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its wat into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great care has been taken in the compilation of the work, and every opportunity possible given to those represented to insure correctness in what has been written; and the publishers flatter themselvles that they give to their readers a work with few errors of consequence. In addition to biographical sketches, portraits of a number of representative citizens are given.
The faces of some, and biographical sketches of many, will be missed in this volume. For this the publishers are not to blame. Not having a proper conception of the work, some refused to give the information neccessary to compile a sketch, while others were indifferent. Occasionally some member of the family would oppose the enterprise, and on account of such oppostion the support of the interested one would be withheld. In a few instances men never could be found, though repeated calls were made at their residence or place of business.
January, 1900. The S. J. CLARK PUBLISHING Co.
Alfred N. Abbott; Charles E. Ackerman; Samuel Albertson; Edwin G. Allen; William E. Allen; William H. Allen; Frank Anthony; Lewis C. Arnett; Edward Ashling; Dennis Austin; Isaac Austin
Frank Baer; James H. Baird; Joel M. Baldwin; Sidney Barber; Fred R. Bastian; Edgar G. Baun; Herbert T. Beardsworth; John Beeler; James R. Bell; Charles Bent; John J. Besse; William A. Beswick; John P. Bickert; George W. Birt; J. E. Bittinger; William Blackmer; Samuel Blagg; William W. Blean; Hiram Bogart; Jason C. Booth; Edmund Bowman; Hugh A. Boyd; JOhn Boyd; Peter R. Boyd; Benjamin F. Boynton; Joseph H. Boynton; Ralph Y Breed; Fernando N. Brewer; Benjamin F. Brooks; Jewett C. Buell; Caroline H. Burr; Leverett S. Burritt; Loren T. Bush; William Butman; Abel Byam
Charles W. Cabot; Martin V. Card; Michael Carney; Charles LeRoy Case; H. G. Chamberlain; John Clark; Jay Cleaveland; George W. Clendenen, M. D.; James Coats; Caroline B. Cole; Horace B. Cole; Martin Coleman; Palmer Collins; Sherman D. Collins; John Henry Cook; John Cooney; Emery D. Covell; Sylvester M. Cox; David M. Crawford; Edward L. Crosier; William E. Curtis
Robert Dail; Burrell V. Daniels; Wilford L. Darling; Louis Dauen; Susanna R. Davis; Margaret W. Deets; Charles Delp; Lloyd H. Dillon; Moses Dillon; Robert H. Donichy; Thomas A. Drain; William O. Dudley; Andrew S. Durward; Peter T. Durward
Thomas Eagan; Thomas L. Eastin; York Eddy; Jonas Edlund; C. P. Ege; George T. Elliott; Carl S. Ellithorpe; George E. Ely; Lehman L. Emmons; John J. Entwhistle; JOhn Eslinger
Joel W. Farley; Solomon Farwell; Oliver E. Finch' First National Bank; Frank E. Fitch' Frank Fitzgerald; William Forward; Isaac Francis; Theodore Frank; William Fraser; John Frost; John P. Fuller; John P. Furry
Edward S. Gage; Edgar H. Galt; Charles P. Garwick; Henry E. Gerdes; Isaac Gibler; ; George E. Goodenough; John H. Gray; John Gilbert Green; John H. Green; Giles Greene; John J. Greene; Benjamin Gurtisen
Andrew K. Haberer; Charles A. Hamilton; George R. Hamilton; Stephen B. Hanks; A. M. Hansen; Richard I. Hardy; Winfield J. Hardy; David G. Harrison; Joshua L. Harrison; Samuel C. Harvey; Henry D. Heath; Wilbur D. Heath; John F. Hecker; Henry Hein; William A. Hein; Henry E. Helms; Wesley Y. Hendricks; Ezra B. Hill; Ira F. and Orion A. Hoak; Frank Hodges; Watson C. Holbrook; Daniel Hollinshead; Joshua Hollinshead; Oke Holmquest; Jacob H. Hoofstitler; B. Franklin Hoover; Henry Hoover; James C. Hubbard; Solomon Hubbard; Thomas Huggins; John W. Hulett; Harvey C. Hull; John M. Hunter
Edmund Jackson; Anthony A. James; Robert S. James; Samuel N. James; Henry E Jenks; Bernard
Elias H. Kilmer; John T. Kirkland; Charles C. Knight; John M. Kohl
Edward Lancaster; Henry C. Landis; Henry S. Landis; William Lane; Buel A. Langdon; Samuel A. Langdon; Benjamin F. Lathe; James Leahy; Marshall T. Lee; Jacob Y Lebman; John F. LeFever; John G. Limerick; Mary R. Lockheart; Charles J. Longsdon; Joseph A. Lubliner; Peter M. Ludens; Cyrrel A. Lum; Marcus R. Lyon
Samuel McKean McCalmont; Jerry V. McCarty; David McCartney; James S. McCauley; Ejoe McEntire; Barney McGrady; Marlow C. McKenzie; C. C. McMahon; Alexander J. McNeil; Robert McNeil; Tyler McWhorter; William L. McWhorter; J. G. Manahan; Erwin J. Mangan; Naomi J. Mangan; Samuel T. Mangan; Fennimore E. Marcellus; George T. Marfleet; Earl E. Marvel; L. E. Matthes; Frederick Matznick; Meril Mead; Nathan Meek; James A. Meighan; Harm T. Meins; John H. Mensch; William H. Middagh; Jospeh Miller; John E. Milroy; John E. Mosier; Samuel L. Murphy; Mystic Workers of the World
Garrett Naniga; George T. Needham; Geprge Neer; Edward H. Nevitt; Charles Noon, Sr.; Thomas Noon; Robert A. Norrish; Robert S. Norrish; Northern Illinois College; James A. Nolwen
George W. Olmsted; Oliver D. Olson; John F. Onken; Andrew J. Osborne; Francis O'Neil
John A. Pace; George E. Paddock; Orrin Paddock; Noah E. Pape; D. J. Parker; William Parker; Allen E. Parmenter; John C. Parnham; Isam S. Parrish; William M. Patrick; Edwin W. Payne; Charles H. Payson; John Peck; E. M. Peckham; Christian P. Peterson; Elwood J. Pittman; D. J. Pollock; Aaron Pope; Henry Pott; Clark R. Powell; Warren F. Powers; James M. Pratt; David G. Proctor; George R. Proctor
Frank D. Ramsay; Andrew Rapp; Benjamin Reed; John Reed; John J. Reimers; John R. Renner; Charles F. Reynolds; J. T. Reynolds; Lucius E. Rice; Daniel Richards; William D. Richards; George P. Richmond; John Riley; William G. Riordan; Dyson Rishell; Christian C. Robertson; Thomas Robinson, Sr.; C. F. Royer; Charles N. Russell
John Schwab; Hull Scofield; Edward Scotchbrook; John E. Scott; Josiah S. Scott; James Scoville; Dana B. Seger; Hugh Shannon; James W. Skinner; Leonard A. Slaymaker; William D. Slaymaker; James Smack; Ralph Smedley; Adam Smith; Harlow Smith; Leander Smith; Ralph N. Smith; Richard Smith; James Snyder; John H. Snyder; Dwight S. Spafford; Leopold Stoeckle; Charles P. Sturtevant; Charles Sturtz
William P. Taber; Oliver Talbott; Addison P. Thomas; Francis M. Thomas; Frank B. Thomas; Albert L. Thompson; John R. Thompson; John L. Thompson; Nathan Thompson; R. A. Thompson; Reuben M. Thompson; Samuel A. Thompson; Peter Thomsen; William Thomson; William B. Tilton; Frank P. Timmerman; Abraham B. Titus; George S. Tracy; Lauren E. Tuttle
Emmett E. Underhill; Eli Upton; George Y. Upton
Jacob M. Van Demark; A. L. Van Osdel; William A. Van Osdol
Cyrus H. Waite; De Witt C. Waite; Henry C. Ward; David W. Ward; John H. Warner; Henry Wetzell; Samuel L Wheelock; Clarence E. White; Sarah M. White; Thomas J. Wilber; James Wickens; Jacob D. Wilbur; Frederick F. Williams; A. C. Williamson; Ira Willsey; O. A. Wilson; Robert L. Wilson; Jacob J. Wincehll; Elhanan C. Winters; James M. Winters; Aaron A. Wolfersperger; A. D. Wood; Frederick Wood; Charles H. Woodburn; James Woodburn; Rollin H. Woods; Thoms J. Worman; Edward Wyatt; Viana Wyman
Adam B. Young
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