SHELEY, Walter, who is successfully engaged in the grocery business in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Bushnell in 1873, where he received his early mental training in the public school. He is a son of John W. Sheley, a native of Ohio, and a farmer by occupation. The subject of this sketch has been engaged in mercantile pursuits ever since he reached his maturity. In 1904, he purchased the grocery business of Mr. Johnson, which has been in operation fifteen years. He handles a full line of fancy and staple groceries and provisions, has a large and profitable trade and possesses all the qualifications that command success.
In 1879, Mr. Sheley was united in marriage with Charlotte Bertel, who was born and schooled at Camp Point, Ill. Two children have been the result of this union, namely: Christine and Ruth. Mr. Sheley is not actively interested in political matters, although he is a keen observer of public affairs. Fraternally, he is identified with the K. of P.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1001, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.
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