Portrait & Biographical Album, Whiteside Co., IL Originally published 1885 - Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
15 Jul 2011
JAMES W. ENTWHISTLE, of Ustick Township, is a farmer on section 35, and is the son of James and Margaret (Wilson) Entwhistle, who were born in Ireland. They each emigrated to the United States in early life and were married and settled in Philadelphia. Later they came with their family to Jo Daviess Co., Ill., and resided there from 1834 to `874, a period of 40 years. The mother died in 1854. In 1875 the father came to Whiteside County and lived four years in the family of his son, dying in 1879. Their family of children, six in number, were born in the following order: Mary A., Ellen, Thomas, John, James W. and Robert.
Mr. Entwhistle was born Aug. 30, 1831, in Philadelphia. He was educated in the common schools of Jo Daviess County, after which he became a farmer. In 1870 he came to Whiteside County and bought 120 acres of land in the township of Ustick. He is now the owner of 240 acres of fine and valuable land, all under good cultivation.
Mr. Entwhistle was married Jan. 4, 1855, in Jo Daviess County, to Ellen, daughter of John and Ann (Statham) Lawton. The parents were born in England. The daughter was born June 13, 1835, in Columbia Co., N.Y. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Entwhistle are named Margaret A., John J., Carrie, Hannah and George W. Elmer E. and Ella re the names of two that are deceased.
Mr. Entwhistle is a Republican in political sentiment. He has served as School Trustee and is a member of the order of Masonry. Both himself and his wife belong to the Presbyterian Church