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George W. Solomon

SOLOMON, George W., who is among the most substantial farmers of McDonough County, Ill., was born in this county on March 12, 1839, a son of Frank and Nancy Solomon, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Kentucky.

At the age of eleven years Mr. Solomon came with his parents to Fulton County, Ill., and after living there six years, came to McDonough County. Here he purchased land from time to time until he is now the owner of 560 acres, all in one tract. On this land he has made all the improvements. For twelve years he was actively and extensively engaged in the stock business, buying, selling and feeding. He bought and shipped entire train-loads in a single transaction. During one winter he fed 361 head of cattle and 1,200 hogs.

On August 3, 1857, Mr. Solomon was married to Nancy Anderson, who was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, January 26, 1839. Five children resulted from this union, namely: Alice (Mrs. Porter); William J., who lives in Pekin, Ill.; George Edward; James D.; and Flora (Mrs. Cashenane). Fraternally. Mr. Solomon is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1005, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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