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Behind and beneath the activities of outward life the motive power lies out of sight, just as the furnace fires that work the piston and keep the ponderous screw revolving, are down in the darkness of the hold. , physician and surgeon, Mattoon, Ill, was born in Lowell, Iowa, January 12, 1854, the son of Rev. Bell then taught school for five years, when he entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, graduating there in 1880. , inspector of safety appliances lor the Inter-State Commerce Commission, was born June 21, 1867, at Nokomis, Montgomery County, Ill., the son of Nuel M. Belnap attended the Central Normal College at Danville, Ind., during the years 18. T., serving as general chairman of the grievance committee from 1893 to 1900, and being elected Secretary of the Grand Board of Trustees of the same body in 1899, having been reelected to that office thrice since that date. In 1903 he was elected County Judge, and is now (1905) filling that position, at this time being the youngest County Judge in Illinois. Cofer was married to Miss Delia App, at Lafayette, Ind. This occupation, alternated with farming, has been his life work. Dice is a Democrat, has been School Director for twelve years, and in 1904 was made President of the Board. Dice is a member of the Presbyterian Church, her husband lieiiig an attendant of the same. Dice died on March 13, 1899, while his widow, who still survives, continues to reside on the old homestead. In Isii K he opened a shoe store in Charleston, and this venture has been crowned with success. daughter of David and Jane Maddock, the former a retired farmer of Champaign County, Ill., and of this union four children have been born, Laren, Clara, Paul and Charles. Digby was elected Mayor of Charleston, but retired on the expiration of his term in May, 1905, being defeated for re-election because of strict enforcement of law. Digby is a Republican and has served three years as a member of the School Board. H., December 23, 1813, the son of Enoch and Harriet (Dexter) Dole. Smith, who died in 1872, leaving four children: Neoma C, Mary H., William and Margaret A., all of whom are deceased except Margaret A., who married William C, Robertson, of Louisville, Ky., and who still resides there. He was a man of strict integrity and was successful in his business ventures. Harmany received his education in the public schools of Coles County, and at present, in partnership with his brother, Howard C, is engaged in the hardware business in Mattoon. , farmer, Humboldt Township, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1854, the son of Daniel and Mary (Kelly) Harrington, natives of Ireland, where the father died, the mother coming to America later with her four children: Mary, Peter D., John and Helen. , farmer, Humboldt Township, Coles County, was born in County Cork, Ireland, June 28, 1850, the son of Daniel and Mary (Kelly) Harrington. Harry is a Prohibitionist; has been a school director for fifteen years, and belongs to the Methodist Church. Himself and wife are members of the Separate Baptist Church at Little Flock. Voigt, Sr., who came to Mattoon in 1860 when the town was but a village, and established a business which later grew into the Mattoon Carriage Works. Ill., was born in Saint Charles County, Mo., December 2, 1871, the son of George W. He next went to Nevada City, Colo., but left there in 1864 to return to Ohio. Bugh, daughter of Jacob and Rachel Bugh, of Ohio, and four children have been born of this union, two of whom are now living: Eva E., wife of Lewis E. He has been School Director for six years, and Collector for twelve months. Whitmer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. and Catherine (Walters) Wickham, natives of Ohio and Virginia, respectively. F., at Charleston, and belongs to the Modern Woodmen Lodge of the same city. Arcola Township, Douglas County, near Humboldt, Coles County, Ill., was born in Perry County, Ohio, March 1, 1840, the son of John and Mary (Bowser) Wilkins, natives of Ohio. Winkleblack's parents are natives of Illinois and Indiana, respectively, and now reside in Charleston. He then read law for a time with his father and was admitted to the bar on June 5, 1901. Reeds, Vice-President of the Citizens' Bank, of Oakland, Ill. Winkler is a Republican; he has served a number of years as City Attorney of Oakland, acquitting himself in a most creditable manner. boyhood of the subject of this sketch was spent in the town of his birth, and there his early mental training was received in Dummer Academy. , farmer Morgan Township, Coles County, was born in New Albany, Ind., February 29, 1852, the son of John and Jane (Stinson) Woodfall, natives of England and Scotland, respectively, who came to Coles County in 1857, and both of whom are deceased. Woods' boyhood was spent on a farm, and his education was secured mainly at Pilot Knob Academy, Crawford County, Ind. , Cashier of the Corn Exchange Bank, Ashmore, Ill., was born in Ashmore Township, Coles County, February 22, 1870, the son of Joseph S. He was educated in the district schools, and at an early age began the study of vocal music with such books on the subject as he could find. When quite young he was taken by his parents to Edgar County, Ill., where he was reared and schooled in a log cabin.
So, the impulsive power which shapes the course of communities may be found in the molding influences which form its citizens. and Virginia (Cover) Hallock, and of this union one daughter has been born, Mary Leak. Barnes is a Prohibitionist, and he is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. (Gruelle) Bassett, are natives of Cynthiana, Ky., and his grandparents, Jonathan and Elizabeth (Discher) Bassett, natives of the same State. Choosing for his first location Russell, Iowa, the young doctor later returned to Illinois, where for eight years he practiced at Palmyra. Having finished his education, he entered the employ of the "Big Four Railroad" in April, 1830, in the capacity of brakeman, being promoted to conductor in September of 1894. In his political views he is a Democrat, and is the first Judge elected in the county by his party since 1880. De Vore have been born five children, namely: Mervin E., Perley A., Lulu F.. He owns at present 120 acres in Seven Hickory Township. Dice was married to Sarah C, daughter of Wesley and Amarilla (Cottingham) Tucker, natives of Indiana and Illinois, respectively, and of this union three children have been born: Erma M., William R. (deceased), was born in Augusta County, Va., June 12, 1823, the son of George and Jane Dice, natives of Virginia, who located in Fountain County, Ind., in 1830. In march 1904 he traded his shoe store for a farm and is now in the real estate business, also being interested in zinc mining business in Arkanas. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias and is registered Chaplain of the Second Illinois Regimental Uniform Rank of the order, of which S. Tiley, of Mattoon, is Colonel, this being his second term of four years. The family early moved to Hamilton, Ohio, and later to Terre Haute, Ind. Dole received his education in the public schools, and early chose to become a farmer, In 1849 he purchased land at Whitley Point, and in 1853 made this place his permanent home. , marble dealer, Mattoon, was born near Philadelphia, Pa., in July, 1840, the son of James and Jane (Knox) Donnell, natives of Ireland, who had emigrated to America. Donnell received his education in the Philadelphia schools, and there afterward learned the trade of a marble cutter. He has been a member of the School Board for eighteen years, and was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for one term. Dora received his education in select schools and in Augusta College, with a course in Bartlett's Commercial College, from which institution he graduated in 1848. During the winter of 1850-51 he was a student in the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, and in the spring following began practicing his profession at Buena Vista, Ky. He had been Alderman of the city of Mattoon, was a director in the State Savings Bank, President of the National Building and Loan Association and President of the Mattoon Cleaner Association. The family settled first in Northern Michigan, coming to Coles County, Ill., about 1870. The father died when his son was still a youth, and the mother then emigrated to America to make a home for the fatherless children who were to follow her in a year's time. Harry was united in marriage to Ida, daughter of M. Rankin of Charleston, Ill., and of this union three children have been born: Bertha M., Mark C. , farmer, Paradise Township, was born in the same township September 10, 1850, the son of Miles C. (Gannaway) Hart, natives of Kentucky and Tennessee, respectively, but early settlers of Coles County. Hart's entire life has been spent in Paradise Township. He has served as Township Commissioner for eight years, as Treasurer of the Board of Commissioners five years, and as School Director for three years. , Treasurer of Coles County, Ill., was born in Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County, January 30, 1860, the son of John and Mary (Vandeveer) Jeffris. worked and attended public school, by turns, until in 1888 he was able to graduate from the Mattoon High School with the honors of his class. , farmer, Humboldt Township, Coles County, was born in Charleston, Ill., February 22, 1S56, the son of John and Margaret (Kobe) Wall, natives of County Kilkenny, Ireland, who emigrated to America in 1848, settling in Coles County in 1855. and Mary Waters, who had moved to Kansas, Ill., in 1873, in which place the young man remained until his education was completed. He came to Coles County in 1865, and purchased his present farm on Section 15, Humboldt Township, in 1870. , farmer, Hutton Township, Coles County, Ill., was born in Wapello County. The family went to Iowa in 1865, but three years later moved to Coles County, Ill., settling in Ashmore Township. Their son moved to Coles County, Ill., in 1867, purchasing eighty acres of land, which he yet owns. and Candace (Wilson) Olmstead, and to them one daughter–Mary E.–has been born. In 1849 he came to Moultrie County, Ill., whence he moved to St. The father was killed by lightning soon after coming to Coles County. Woodfall received his education in the home schools, and then began active farming operations. , (deceased), was born in Indiana February 5, 1815, the son of William G. In 1825 he was taken by his parents to Clark County, Ill., and in 1832 joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in May, 1934, becoming a member of the Presbytery. Later he was enabled to obtain some instruction, and at the age of eighteen began teaching classes in singing, in which he was very successful. At the age of eighteen years he pursued a course of study in Wabash College, afterwards was engaged in teaching in Illinois and Indiana until 1857, then studied law and was admitted to the bar.
True history reaches beyond the doings of court or camp, beyond the issue of battles, or the effects of treaties, and records the trials and triumphs, the failures and the successes, of the men who make history. and Vincent, who are twins: Henry, Maggie J., John W., Nancy J. In l863 he went to Mattoon, Ill., and there started a grocery and restaurant, which he disposed of later, purchasing eighty acres of land in Coles Countv, where he labored at farming for nine years. Six children were the result of this union: Lizzie, Fred, a druggist of Mattoon, who died September 30, 1900; May, Henry, Lena and Lilly. Becker belongs to the Republican party in politics, and served two years as Coroner of Coles County. and to the Court of Honor, and is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His son, Thomas Noble Cofer, Sr., received his education in the public schools, and then chose an agricultural life. Combs, daughter of William Combs, who came to Coles County in 1853, and they became the parents of four children: Thomas Noble, William E., John C. Later he attended De Pauw University at Greencastle, Ind., but in the sophomore year he returned to the farm, and for a time taught in the public schools. Cofer, the present City Attorney of Charleston, he opened an office in that city. De Vore removed to Hopkins, Nodaway County, Mo., where they now reside, but he and his wife retain their property interests in Coles County. and Alice (Andre) Digby, natives of Indiana and Ohio, respectively. His death occurred in 1863, being the direct result of a wound received at the battle of Murfreesboro. His attention was directed to religious matters, and very early he showed an inclination to do evangelistic work, in which he was engaged for Jive years. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Mattoon and belongs to the Unitarian Church. In 1881, however, he decided to try village life, so he moved to Cook's Mills, where for three years he carried on the business of brick making. daughter of John and Mary Whitley, natives of Tennessee and North Carolina. He began his professional career in 1854, and soon built up a wide practice all over the country. He died at his home in Charleston, September 18, 1902. The father was twice married and was the parent of fifteen children. Whitmer was educated in the schools of the Buckeye State, and remained on his father's homestead until 1854, when he went to Yankton, S. Y., being admitted to the bar in Illinois September 14, 1874. His ancestors as far back as the great-grandparents were New Englanders. He is interested likewise in real estate transactions. He immediately secured work as a farm hand, and so successful has he been in life that he is the present owner of 360 acres of land in Charleston Township. Woodson was married to Margaret, daughter of John and Lucy Hall, and of this union seven children have been born, six of whom are living: Mary, wife of Otis Doty; Ida, Florence, Elsie, Alva and Amy. Wrenn was educated in the public schools of his native town of Terre Haute, and there he afterward learned horse-shoeing, which business he followed at various places for eleven years.
It is but an imperfect conception of the philosophy of events that fails to accord to portraiture and biography its rightful position as a part–and no unimportant part–of historical narrative. He is a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and clerk of the sessions. Coles County, Ill., was born in Mattoon March 30, 1834, the son of William and Nancy _________, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively, who came to Coles County about ____ purchased a farm, and remained there until their decease. Beavers decided to follow the calling of an agriculturist. At the end of this lime he sold his farm and removing to Mattoon, started a grocery, in which he was engaged until a short time previous to his death. Becker married Anna M., daughter of Earnest and Carnelia Y. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mattoon. Graduating from the Lincoln (Ill.) University, in the classical course in 1872, Mr. For three years he has been one of the trustees of Millikin University at Decatur, Ill. Having finished a course in the public schools, young Mr. Deciding to study law, he entered the Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill., January 5, 1895, graduating from the law department in Chicago June 6, 1896. The partnership continued for one and one-half years, but since that time the subject of this sketch has conducted his law practice alone. De Vore's political affiliations are with the Democratic party, and he and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. , farmer, Seven Hickory Township, was born in Fountain County, Ind, September 24, 1860, the son of Jacob and Phoebe Dice. Dice received a good education in his native county, and at an early age began to teach school. He belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. For two years he was pastor of the Methodist Church at Toledo, Ill., later had charge of the Charleston circuit, but he was finally forced to retire on account of severe throat trouble. J., daughter of John and Hannah (Libby) Bennett, and to them five children have been born: Sarah P., Anna L., Joseph C, Minshal and John B. (deceased), was born at Bradford, now Manchester, N. Later he became a contractor and bridge builder, but in 1901 opened a general store, in which business be is now engaged. In his political associations Mr, Johns is connected with the Republican party. About 1867 he founded the Illinois Infirmary, at Charleston, an institution which enjoyed a national reputation, patients coming from all parts of the United States for treatment. , lawyer, Mattoon, Ill., was born in Mattoon, September 7, 1869, the son of John F. D., where for four years he carried on a trade with the Indians. Whitmer is a Populist, believing that principle of sound government is that which seeks to place political power in the hands of the people and to work out a system of equal and exact justice to all, without special favors to any. He practiced his profession in Oakland until 1901, when he retired to his farm in the country, known as Springdale, since which time he has been devoting his attention to raising fine poultry. Winkler attended the public schools and the Oakland High School, after which he became a student in the law department at the Northern Illinois Normal School and the University of Illinois at Urbana. Reeds, who was born in Douglas County, Ill., and attended the Oakland High School: she is a daughter of James W. His grandfather, Joseph Withington, and his grandmother, Elizabeth (White) Withington, were natives of Dorchester, Mass., as were also his great-grandparents. On the maternal side the grandparents, Nathan and Sarah (Niles) Noyes, were born, respectively, in Newbury, Mass., and West Fairlie, Vt., while Samuel and Hannah (Poore) Noyes, the great-grandparents, were natives of the same place. In 1894 he moved to Charleston, where for five years he owned and operated the City Mills. In May of 1895 he came to Charleston and was variously employed until November of 1902, when he embarked in the liquor business. Wrenn was united in marriage with Kate Shanahan, of Charleston, Ill., and of this union two children have been born: Margaret and John Joseph.
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