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Thomas D. Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Thomas D., the well-known banker of Industry, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Chalmers Township, McDonough County, Ill., August 5, 1858, and received his early school training in the town of Industry. He is a son of William and Sarah A. (Adkisson) Sullivan, the former a native of the State of Pennsylvania, and the latter, of Tennessee. The subject of this sketch, after his school days were over, entered into business on his own responsibility at the age of sixteen years, at first conducting a restaurant and subsequently becoming associated with his brother, Henry C. Sullivan, as partner in a hardware store. To their stock of hardware were afterwards added dry-goods, boots and shoes, and a general line of merchandise. After going out of business in Industry, in 1894 Mr. Sullivan changed his residence to Macomb, where he spent about five years. He then returned to Industry, and, in 1901, established himself in the banking business, and in this sphere he has prospered and made a good record, as he did in the enterprise in which he was previously engaged.

On January 13, 1884, Mr. Sullivan was united in marriage with Mary M. Anstine, who was born in Industry Township, and obtained her early education in the town of Industry. Three children have been the offspring of this union, namely: Katy L., Leon Bain and Kenneth H. Politically, Mr. Sullivan casts his vote and exerts his influence in favor of the Prohibition party. Fraternally, Mr. Sullivan is affiliated with the Masonic Order and the Mystic Workers. He is a man of superior business ability and much energy and force of character.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1014, extracted 30 Jul 2020 by Norma Hass.

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