Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
11 Nov 2006
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones Pages 243-244
Capt. Havilah Pease, weighmaster of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway elevator at Fulton, Ill. The elevator was built in 1866, and has a storing capacity of 65,000 bushels of grain. It is operated by an engine of 100-horse power. Mr. Pease has held his present position since the completion of the elevator in 1867.
He was born at Albion, Kennebec Co., Me., April 18, 1825, and is the son of Seba and Mary C. (Ripley) Pease. He was brought up on a farm and removed with his parents to Rockland, Knox Co., Me. When 21 years old, he went to sea engaging in the New York, West India, European and coast trade. He was made master and sailed as such in the American coasting trade till the breaking out of the late war, when he enlisted, in April, 1861, as a private of Co. B, 4th Maine Vol. Inf., and served in the Army of the Potomac. He participated in the following named battles and skirmishes: First Bull Run, siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Mount of the Monocacy, Fredericksburg, battle of Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Kelly’s Ford, Orange Grove, Mine Run, battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court-House, Taylor’s Bridge, Hanover Junction, Cold Harbor and other minor engagements, till the expiration of his term of enlistment. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and was mustered out of the service July 18, 1864.
On his return from the war Capt. Pease resumed sailing, and continued to follow the sea, till the spring of 1867, when he came to Fulton, Ill., to accept the position he now occupies with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company.
Captain Pease voted with the Republican party from the time of its organization till 1884, when he identified himself with the Prohibition party. He is a member of Fulton City Lodge, No. 189 A.F. & A.M., and of the G.W.Baker Post, G.A.R., of Clinton, Ia. He is actively interested in the cause of temperance, and is a member of Leota Lodge, No. 428, I.O.G.T. He has served two years as Alderman in the Fulton Common Council, and was once elected Mayor, on the Prohibition ticket, but resigned.
He was married Dec. 28, 1869, in Rockland, Maine, to Miss Hannah I. Gould, daughter of Edward Gould. Mrs. Pease was born in Ellsworth, Maine.