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T. B. Paulsgrove

PAULSGROVE, T. B., an energetic and successful farmer in the vicinity of Good Hope, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Washington County, Md., in 1863, a son of Rudolph and Mary (Holtz) Paulsgrove, both of whom were born in the State of Pennsylvania. Rudolph Paulsgrove was a farmer by occupation, and was very successful in his operations. He was a man of upright character and industrious habits, and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who made his acquaintance.

The subject of this sketch received his early mental training in the district schools of Maryland. In 1881, he came to Illinois and located at Abingdon, Knox County, where he remained about six years. After leaving there he had charge of the Foltz tile factory for some time. He subsequently worked for three years on the farm of Abraham Stickle and then returned to Abingdon, where he remained two years. In 1889, he located at Good Hope, and purchased eighty acres of land of a Mr. Decker. On this there were no improvements, and after improving it, Mr. Paulsgrove bought forty acres more, north adjoining. On this property, Mr. Paulsgrove has ever since been successfully engaged in farming, devoting also considerable attention to the raising of thoroughbred stock.

In 1890, Mr. Paulsgrove was united in marriage with Lucy Locke, who was born in McDonough County, a daughter of T. J. and Elizabeth (Brown) Locke, who settled in the vicinity of Blandinsville, at an early period. Mr. and Mrs. Paulsgrove have become the parents of three children, namely: Gutha, Hulda and Herbert. In religious belief, Mr. Paulsgrove adheres to the creed of the Christian Church. As a farmer, he is careful, systematic and diligent, and as a citizen, he takes an intelligent and earnest interest in the welfare 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, page 973, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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