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M. B. Rutledge

RUTLEDGE, M. B., who is successfully engaged in farming in Walnut Grove Township, McDonough County, was born in Fulton County, Ill., in 1876, the son of Simon and Mercy (Freeman) Rutledge, his father being a native of the State of Ohio, and his mother, of Fulton County, Ill. Simon Rutledge came to Walnut Grove Township in 1877, and, in 1881, purchased 160 acres of land in Section 29, where he has lived. He was formerly Road Commissioner of the township and is now serving as Assessor.

In early manhood Mr. Rutledge attended the public and Bushnell Normal schools, and grew up on the farm, of which he took charge in 1905. He makes a specialty of raising full-blooded Shorthorn cattle, and in this has proved successful. He is at present serving as Tax Collector of the township. Fraternally, he is connected with the I. O. O. F.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 995, extracted 29 May 2020 by Norma Hass.

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