Portrait and Biographical Record of Adams County, Illinois; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens

Portrait and Biographical Record of Adams County, Illinois; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...to build what is now the O. & K. line, from Quincy to Brownsville, Neb., then known as the Quincj," Missouri & Pacific Railroad, and he was a director for four years. He was one of the original men to build it complete as far as Trenton, Mo. We can not close this too brief sketch of a very popular man without mentioning that he is a Republican of the Henry Clay teaching, and is one of the most genial, pleasant men one could expect to meet, even in the City of Quincy, which has the reputation of possessing some of the most courteous gentlemen in Adams County. fitf UKE KIMMONS. There are few men at I (7g, the present day more successful or more I--A worthy of honorable mention than the subject of our sketch. A record of his life fully illustrates what may be accomplished by determined will and perseverance, for through his own efforts lie has risen to the position of a leading farmer and stock-raiser in Burton Township and is well and favorably known throughout the county. Mr. Kimmonsis a native of Washington Count3', Pa., his birth occurring December 26, 1823. When a lad of twelve jrears, he came to this county with his parents, who located in Liberty Township, where they were numbered among its respected residents. Luke was the fourth in order of birth of eight children, comprised in the family of Thomas and Rebecca (Enlow) Kimmons, who were also born and reared in Pennsylvania. His brothers and sisters bear the respective names of Ira, Amos, Samuel, Jane, Ruth, Rebecca, and John. Ruth married W. T. Wheeler, of Quincy; Jane became the wife of A. R. Potter, of Texas; Rebecca married Russel Dewey, and John is at present residing at Westport, Mo. The parents of our subject came to this county with but little of this world's goods, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 40.64mm | 1,270.05g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530985
  • 9781236530981