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G. B. Howard

HOWARD, G. B., a well-known farmer, of McDonough County, Ill., was born in Monroe County, Ky., in 1848, a son of John and Cherry (Robinson) Howard, also natives of that State. The subject of this sketch is one of a family of fifteen children, all of whom reached years of maturity, and thirteen of whom are still living. He was reared on his father's farm in Kentucky, and in boyhood attended the public schools in his vicinity. In 1869 he came to McDonough County, and worked for some time in Sciota Township. In 1873, he bought from Mustine Brothers 160 acres of land in Section 10, Sciota Township, where he engaged in farming. All the improvements on the place were made by him. Since 1901, he has rented out the farm, and has been associated with John Yeast, in buying and selling cattle.

In 1872, Mr. Howard was married to Sarah Argenbright, who was born in Indiana, and two children have been born to them, namely: Hubert, and May (Mrs. Cozad).

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 912-913, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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