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Warhum R. Emory

EMORY, Warhum R., a well-known and successful merchant, residing and doing business in Prairie City, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Rindge, N. H., March 17, 1848, and received his early education in the public schools of his neighborhood. He is a son of Francis T. Emory, who was born in the same town in 1811. His mother, Mary (Smith) Emory, was a native of West Boylston, Mass. Francis T. Emory, who pursued the vocation of a farmer in his native State of New Hampshire, came to Illinois on December 9, 1855, and proceeded direct to Prairie City. In this vicinity he located on a farm, and devoted himself to agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his life. He was a man of marked intelligence, strong character and strict probity, and through his energy, industry and thrift, attained success in all his undertakings. He died July 24, 1886. In March of the following year his widow also passed away. Two years ago Warhum R. Emory established himself in the grocery business, which he has since successfully conducted. By honest dealing and close application to his affairs, he has gained the confidence and respect of his patrons. The subject of this sketch was united in marriage with May C. Florence, a native of Prairie City, February 22, 1888. In political affairs, Mr. Emory is in full accord with the Republican party, he has served as School Trustee a number of years and was elected Supervisor in April, 1900, continuing in the latter office until April, 1906, when he was beaten for re-election by only one vote.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 873-874, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.