25 Jul 2005
Willis L. Brown, general farmer, section 30, Tampico Township, was born Feb. 5, 1861, in Tampico, and is the son of E.E. Brown, whose sketch is given in the Albm. He was educated in the common schools of his native township and in the Norther Illinois Coolege at Fulton, this county. On arrive at the age of manhood, he married Miss Minnie Badgley, daughter of J. Perry Badgley, who was educated in the village of Tampico. He then settled on the farm of 80 acres which he still occupies. It is all improved, and under Mr. Brown's good judgement and industry it doubtless will increase in value. In political principles Mr. B is a Rebuplican, and both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.