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History of Whiteside Co, IL 1877

Source: Book: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
From Its First Settlement To The Present Time; with numerous biographical and family sketches.
Edited by Charles Bent, for ten years editor and proprietor of "The Whiteside Sentinel," of Morrison, Ill.
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Morrison, Illinois, 1877

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by Charles Bent, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, P.O. Box 778, Salem MA 01970

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 458

JOHN C. ALDRICH came from Bradford county, Pennsylvania, to Tampico, in 1856, and at first purchased a farm in the southeast part of the town. When the village of Tampico sprang into existance he opened a dry goods, clothing, and provision store in the south part, combining with it the sale of farming implements, and wagons and carriages. He also entered largely into the real estate business, and now owns lands in different parts of South Tampico, as well as lots in the village. He continued in the mercantile business for some time and at  present is a manufacturer of brick, besides being a dealer in wagons and carriages, and a farmer. He has frequently been Supervisor of the town, and held other town offices, thus showing the regard in which he is held by the people.

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