Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois

Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...period of his business career he has met with gratifying success for he is a self-educated as well as a self-made man. After coming to America he attended night school in Albany and made the most of his opportunities as the years passed by. During the period of his residence in Rockford he has won the good will and respect of many of the best citizens here. Concentration of purpose and persistently applied energy rarely fail of success in the accomplishment of any task, and in tracing the career_ of Mr. Atkinson it is plainly seen that these have been the secret of his rise to prominence. LEVI B. FULLER. Levi B. Fuller, who resides immediately west of Rockford on Montague road, and gives general supervison to his farms, which he has rented, was born in Geneseo county, New York, February I2, I834. His father, John Fuller, who was born in 1800, came to Rockford in I838, and purchased the claims now owned by his son Lemuel, after which he returned to the Empire state. The following year, however, he brought his family to the west and settled on section 19, Rockford township. There were four children: Lemuel. Levi B., Charles and Nancy. John, Lucy E. and Eliza J. were born in Illinois. The last named became the wife of Harvey Ingalls and died in Rockford township in 1877. John Fuller continued to make his home in /Vinnebago county until his death, which occurred in October, 1858, when he was fifty-eight years of age. In early days he was very active and influential in politics, and his opinions carried weight in the councils of his party. He improved the claims which he purchased and became an extensive landowner, having at the time of his death about one thousand acres. He always followed farming, and his enterprise and well directed more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934733
  • 9781236934734