22 Mar 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS
George S. Sardam, Secretary of the Langford & Hall Lumber Company, at Fulton, was born in Litchfield Co., Conn., Sept. 5, 1854, and is the son of Chapman and Pamelia (Joyce) Sardam. His parents also were natives of that State. He removed to Jefferson Co., N.Y., with his family in 1862. He was educated in the city schools of Watertown, and graduated at the High School of that city in 1870. He taught school in Jefferson County two years, and in 1873 went to Lyons, Iowa, with his uncle, Mr. D. Joyce, a lumberman of that city. He was employed one year as talleyman in his uncle's mill, when he removed to Fulton and engaged as book-keeper and salesman for the lumber firm of Langford & Hall.
On the incorporation of the Langford & Hall Lumber Company (Jan. 26, 1878), he became a stock-holder, was chosen a member of the Board of Directors and elected Secretary of the Company. He has been re-elected Secretary at each succeeding election of officers to this date (1885), and has discharged the responsible duties of the office with ability and fidelity. The magnitude of the business which passes through his hands may be inferred from the following: The Langford & Hall Lumber Company has a paid up capital of $75,000, emplyes in the working season about 130 men, while the mill has a cutting capacity of 75,000 feet per day of ten hours. The stock on hand averages about 7,000,000 feet estimated at a value of $100,000.
Mr. Sardam was married at Fulton, Ill., Oct. 25, 1875, to Miss Anna Berry, daughter of Michael and Mary Berry. Mrs. Sardam was born in Minnesota. They have two children, - a son and daughter, - Frank J. and Bertha E.
In politics, Mr. S. is a Republican, having always voted with that party.