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Charles Kettron

KETTRON, Charles, Secretary and General Manager of the Macomb Pottery Company, at Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., August 4, 1862. His father, Reuben W. Kettron, was a native of Northern Kentucky, and his mother, Cornelia V. Soule, was born in Indianapolis, Ind. Her father, Joseph Soule, a son of Bishop Soule, was a native of Indiana. Charles W. Kettron is the second of three children born to his parents. He completed his schooling at the age of sixteen years, and came to Macomb, April 20, 1882. For eighteen months he worked in the Eagle Pottery, after which he was employed by the Macomb Pottery Company in the same capacity until 1887. On December 9th of that year he was made General Superintendent, and still holds that position. He was elected Secretary and Manager January 6, 1899. The President of the company is Mrs. C. E. Fisher; Treasurer, I. N. Pearson; and Superintendent of Works, W. S. Hawkins. The company manufactures white glazed stoneware, jars, jugs, churns and like articles. It was organized in 1878, and incorporated January 24, 1882, by J. H. Cummings, A. W. Eddy, A. Fisher and William Fisher.

Mr. Kettron was married October 2, 1888, to Jessie Cummings, who was born and educated in Macomb. Their children are Henry P. and Charles W. Politically, Mr. Kettron is a Republican. His religious connection is with the Presbyterian Church.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 925, extracted 11 May 2019 by Norma Hass.

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