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Luther Huston

HUSTON, Luther, a well-known and prosperous farmer, living on Section 25, Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, Ill., where he is the owner of 300 acres of land, is a son of John M. and Lydia (Duncan) Huston, both natives of the State of Illinois — the former, born in Henderson County, and the latter, in McDonough County. John M. Huston has followed agricultural pursuits for many years, and is looked upon as a representative man in his vocation. A brief record of his life may be found elsewhere in this volume. Luther Huston was born in Henderson County, Ill., November 23, 1861, and came with his parents to McDonough County when he was about twelve years of age. He was one of a family of ten children born to his father and mother, of whom six are still living. He was reared on the home farm and assisted his father in the work, meanwhile receiving the necessary education in the public schools of the vicinity. When he was twenty-one years old, he began farming on his own account and has thus continued ever since. He is engaged in general farming and raising stock, and has made most of the improvements on his homestead.

On February 6, 1889, Mr. Huston was united in marriage with Flora Welch, who was born and schooled in McDonough County. Two children are the offspring of this union, namely: Callie and Royce. In political circles. Mr. Huston is classed as a Democrat. Religiously, he is an adherent of the Christian Church, and his fraternal affiliation is with the M. B. of J. The subject of this sketch is a conscientious, dutiful and thoroughly reliable man, and a useful member of the community.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 917-918, extracted 09 Mar 2019 by Norma Hass.

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