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Nick B. Hendee

HENDEE, Nick B., a well-known merchant of Walnut Grove, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Bushnell, Ill., December 8, 1868, and there attended public school in his boyhood. He is a son of Stephen A. and Sarah N. (Gronendyke) Hendee, of whom the latter was born near Trenton, N. J. After his school days were over the subject of this sketch worked with his father in the latter's store in Bushnell until 1894, and was afterward engaged for three years as a shoe salesman on the road. He subsequently followed farming until August, 1904, when he took charge of a general store at Walnut Grove, where they also deal in grain and lumber and operate elevators having a capacity of 20,000 and 15,000 bushels. This venture has already proved quite successful. On October 6, 1903, Mr. Hendee was married to Winnie E. Smith, who was born in Minneapolis, Kans. Politically, the subject of this sketch is a member of the Republican party.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 903, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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