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Frank Grant McClellan

McCLELLAN, Frank Grant, a prominent real-estate and insurance agent in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Macomb, March 2, 1869. His parents were William G. and Eleanor E. (Nunn) McClellan, the father born in the vicinity of Uniontown, Pa., and the mother in Cumberland County, Ky. Mr. McClellan, who is the eldest of three children, received his early education in the Macomb public and normal schools, which he attended during the winter season, working in a grocery store in summer, until he was nineteen years old. Then he worked in a grocery and queensware store for two years, and was afterward employed five years in a clothing store. Subsequently, together with Frank W. Hunter, he purchased the laundry concern of Suttle & Gesner, and two years later bought the interest of his partner. He conducted the business alone until October, 1903, when he sold out and went into the life, fire and accident insurance business. He represents the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York; the Aetna Life (accident department); the Northwestern Life, of Milwaukee, Wis.; the National Union, of Pittsburg, Pa., and the German Fire Insurance Company, of the same place.

Mr. McClellan was married August 28, 1895, to Bonnie A. Beal, who was born in Frederick, Schuyler County, Ill., was educated in the public and normal schools of Macomb, and subsequently taught two years in the common schools of that city. Mrs. McClellan is a daughter of Jesse O. and Evaline (Wampler) Beal, who were born, respectively, in Keene, Ohio, and Schuyler County, Ill. Her maternal grandparents were Peter and Rebecca (Kirkham) Wampler, natives of Pennsylvania.

Politically, the subject of this sketch acts with the Republican party. He is affiliated fraternally with the A. F. & A. M. (Macomb Lodge No. 17, Morse Chapter No. 19, and Macomb Commandery No. 6, K. T.); Montrose Lodge No. 104, K. of P.; M. W. A., and M. W. His religious belief is that of the Presbyterian denomination. Socially, he is quite popular and in his various business relations he has displayed the qualities essential to success. Mr. McClellan's popularity, as well as the public confidence in his honesty and ability, is well illustrated by his election to the office of City Clerk of Macomb in April, 1905, for a term of two years. On May 1, 1906, he opened a book and stationery store on the northwest corner of the Public Square, the business being under the management of his wife. Mrs. McClellan, who is well known and highly respected in Macomb, with her husband is a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, and is also a Mystic Worker.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 947, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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