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Boyd F. Griffith

GRIFFITH, Boyd F., who is successfully engaged in farming and dairying three-quarters of a mile west of Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Canton, Ill., in the year 1861, a son of John L. Griffith, a native of Pennsylvania. After his school days in Bushnell were over and he had reached years of maturity, Mr. Griffith went on the road as a traveling salesman, in which occupation he continued until 1884. He then moved to his present farm, where he has since carried on general farming and stock-raising in a successful manner. In 1896, Mr. Griffith started the dairy business, supplying milk to customers in Bushnell. He has since enlarged his dairy and now keeps twenty-five head of milch cows. At the present time he furnishes milk on contract for delivery in town.

The subject of this sketch was united in marriage on November 29, 1893, with Hattie Lewis, who was born in Mt. Sterling, Ill. This union has resulted in two children, Harry and Glenna. Mr. Griffith is an energetic and painstaking farmer, who carries on his work with intelligent method, and bears the reputation of being a thrifty and prosperous man. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the M. W. A. and Red Men.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 888, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.