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11907 HISTORY
N. H. Ervin

ERVIN, N. H., who is successfully engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in La Salle County, near Wenona, Ill., in 1875, and after attending public school received his further education at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., from which he graduated in 1894. Mr. Ervin came to Bushnell to live in 1900, purchasing the business interests of A. C. Kynett. To this stock he added, from time to time as his sales increased, until he now conducts one of the largest and most complete undertaking and furniture establishments in the county. His business transactions reach the sum of $10,000 per year, and are constantly increasing in amount. He has displayed much ability in thus developing his trade, and bestows the closest attention on the operation of the store. This prosperous condition of affairs is the natural result of these causes. Mr. Ervin pursued a course of study in embalming, at Peoria, and also attended Brown's Business College at Galesburg, Ill. He is a licensed embalmer, having a certificate attesting his competency. The subject of this sketch was married in 1902 to Lulu Hicks, who was born in Bushnell, Ill., in 1875. Fraternally, he is connected with the Knights of Pythias. D. O. K. K. and Sons of Veterans at Galesburg, Ill.


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