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Alonzo M. Sperry

SPERRY, Alonzo M., son of Clark and Elizabeth Sperry, a well-known farmer of Mound Township, McDonough County, was born in Fulton County, Ill., on July 8, 1856, and received his early education in the public schools of the former county. In 1859 he came with his parents to Mound Township, where he has since lived. He commenced farming for himself in. 1880, and has bought land in Sections 3, 10 and 11, in that township, aggregating 240 acres. In connection with farming, he has raised and fed stock to a considerable extent. On February 26, 1880, Mr. Sperry was married to Mary E. Anderson, who was born in Mound Township. The children resulting from this union are; Nellie G., Clark and Edith. Mrs. Sperry is a daughter of W. A. Anderson, an early settler in McDonough County, and a native of Ohio. Her mother's maiden name was Martha Truitt. Politically, Mr. Sperry is a member of the Republican party, and fraternally, he is connected 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 1007, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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