Bureau County Biographies 1885
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History of Bureau County - Biographical Sketches 1885

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H.C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing Company  1885
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Co., Salem, MA

Trascribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page: 599

C.M. Morrill, M.D., Fairfield, was born February 24, 1851, in Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. His grandfather, Mastin Morrill, was a native of Vermont. Our subject's parents, Albert and Hannah (Boardman) Morrill, are natives of New York. they reared the following children: Mrs. Cynthia L. Binkley, Charles M., Marion and Willard Morrill. Charles M. Morrill received a common school education in Illinois and Iowa. His preceptors in his chosen profession were his uncle, Dr. J. L. Morrill, and Dr. J. H. Taggart.

At the age of seventeen he went into the drug business, and during that time read medicine. He kept a dug store in Yorktown and Tampico, and made many friends in the vicinity of both places. Being desirous of entering the medical fraternity and showing the public his ability as a practitioner, he attended medical lectures at Cincinnati, where he graduated January 25, 1876. After receiving his diploma Dr. Morrill permanently located in Yorktown, Bureau Co., Ill., in which vicinity he has a lucrative practice and enjoys the confidence and esteem of his fellow men.

Dr. Morrill was joined in marriage March 19, 1876, in Tampico, Ill., to Miss Mary E. Banes, born June 18, 1856, in Whitside County, Ill., daughter of Jenks G. and Naomi (Parvis) Banes, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Maryland. They were formerly residents of Cincinnati, but removed to Whiteside County, where he at one time cultivated over 1,800 acres of land. Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Morrill have one son - Frank G. - born January 22, 1880. Politically the Doctor is a Greenbacker, and a Free thinker in all religious matters.

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