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11907 HISTORY
Pendleton G. Hardisty

HARDISTY, Pendleton G., who is engaged in farming on an extensive scale in the vicinity of Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill., was born in that county on July 29, 1856, and in his boyhood took advantage of the opportunities for mental instruction afforded by the public schools of his neighborhood. He is a son of John and Jemima Hardisty, natives of Illinois and Kentucky, respectively. The subject of this sketch is the seventh of nine children born to his parents. Since he reached years of maturity he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He and his wife are the owners of 960 acres of choice land in Hire and Blandinsville Townships, McDonough County, where Mr. Hardisty carries on general farming and also raises horses, cattle and hogs. He is a substantial and careful farmer, and pursues such methods of agriculture as to produce the most profitable results.

Mr. Hardisty was united in marriage in 1900 with Annabel Hicks. Mrs. Hardisty had eight children by a former marriage, namely: Lee, Orie, Ellis, Willis, Earl, Loy, Kent and Pearl. Mrs. Hardisty was born in Hire Township, McDonough County, Ill., on May 4, 1862. Two children are the offspring of the present marriage — Harry and Irene — the former four years, and the latter two years of age. In politics, Mr. Hardisty favors the success of the Democratic party.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 895, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.