FORD, Elmer, who is manager of a grain elevator in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., and also serves as City Weigher, was born in Piatt County, Ill., in 1869, a son of William M. and Julia (West) Ford, who were born, respectively, in Ohio and Indiana. The parents of Mr. Ford moved to McDonough County when he was four years of age. As soon as he was old enough he attended public schools and, in due time, began to work on the farm. He followed farming until 1896, when he took charge of the Hendee elevator in Bushnell, where a considerable quantity of grain is bought and sold. The successful operation of this concern has demonstrated his capacity and close application to business.
In 1890, Mr. Ford was united in marriage with Clara Duncan, who was born in McDonough County, and five children have been born to them: Perry, Harry, Monte, Theodore and Amanda. Mr. Ford is well regarded in the community. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Masonic order.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 878, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.