HUBANKS, John, known as the proprietor of a thriving livery business in Prairie City, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Knox County, Ill., March 7, 1854. His father, Alfred Hubanks, was a native of Kentucky, and his mother born in the State of New York. The subject of this sketch spent his early years in Fiat, Fulton County, Ill., where he was employed in working on a farm. Afterward, for a time he lived in southwestern Kansas, where he followed the same occupation. In 1895 he came to Prairie City and established himself in the livery business, in which he has been successful. Besides keeping horses and rigs for hire, he furnishes feed for a considerable number of "transients." Mr. Hubanks was united in marriage on September 17, 1881, with Jennie Dilley, a native of New Jersey. Their union has resulted in six children, as follows: Abbie, Edna, Dessie, Zoe, Ross and Allie. Mrs. Hubanks is a daughter of Simon Peter Dilley, a native of Hunterdon County, N. J., and Marguerite Ann Eyke, who was born in Somerset County, that State. Her paternal grandparents, Aaron and Sally (Shirts) Dilley, were natives of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively, and had a family of fourteen children, of which her father was second in order of birth. Politically, Mr. Hubanks is a Republican and his religious faith is of the Methodist Church.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 913, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.
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