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William H. Tannehill

TANNEHILL, William H., a successful cattle dealer, who is the owner of 160 acres of land in Walnut Grove Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, September 3, 1839. His father, John F. Tannehill, is a native of Ohio, and his mother, Oletha P. (King) Tannehill, was born in East Tennessee. Mr. Tannehill's grandfather entered 240 acres of land in Section 7, Walnut Grove Township, at an early period. John F. Tannehill came to what is now Mound Church, in that township, when the subject of this sketch was three years old and has lived here ever since, being now ninety-two years old, while his wife has reached the age of eighty-four years. He still owns the homestead taken up by the grandfather. William H. Tannehill was reared to farming, and followed that occupation until about 1890, when he went into the business of buying and shipping cattle and hogs, in which he has done well.

On September 1, 1876, Mr. Tannehill was married to Esther J. Mathews, who was born in McDonough County. This union resulted in two children: Anna (Mrs. Barlow), and Harvey. On June 30, 1904, Mr. Tannehill was married to Ella Keith, a native of Bartholomew County, Ind. Politically, Mr. Tannehill is a Republican, and fraternally, a member of 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 1015, extracted 07 Aug 2020 by Norma Hass.

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