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Aleck Edie

EDIE, Aleck, who is successfully engaged in farming in Walnut Grove Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born on the farm where he now lives, in 1871. His father, William Edie, was a native of what is now West Virginia, and his mother, Evellyn (Harris) Edie, of Ohio. About the year 1865, William Edie came to McDonough County and purchased a farm in Section 8, Walnut Grove Township. He continued buying until he had obtained 440 acres of land on a portion of which (280 acres) he followed farming until his death in 1899. He served as County Surveyor for a number of years.

Aleck Edie was reared on the home farm, and, in his early manhood, pursued a course of study in Bushnell College. On the death of his father, Mr. Edie assumed charge of the homestead property, which since has been under his management. He makes a specialty of raising full-blooded Shorthorn cattle and blooded horses, and has met with success in this line.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.