UPDEGRAFF, Frank, who is successfully carrying on farming operations on the place in Mound Township, McDonough County, Ill., where he has lived since he was one year old, was born in Fulton County, Ill., October 7, 1855. His parents, James and Almina (Humphrey) Updegraff, were natives of Ohio, the father having been born in Jefferson County, that State. The latter came to Mound Township in 1856, having previously bought eighty acres of land in this township and added more to this later. He served as Supervisor, Tax Collector and School Treasurer of Mound Township. He died in 1883, but the mother is now living in Chicago.
Frank Updegraff was reared on the paternal farm, and in boyhood attended the public schools in his vicinity. He is now engaged in farming and stock-raising on a farm of 360 acres in Sections 23 and 27, and his labors have been rewarded with abundant success. He is a careful and thorough farmer, and a useful member of the community.
On December 27, 1888, Mr. Updegraff was united in marriage with Etta Miller, who was born and schooled in Fulton County, Ill., and they are the parents of Helen, Ray and Blanche. Politically, the subject of this sketch gives his support to the Republican party. He was elected Supervisor of Mound Township in 1896, and served eight years in that office. He was also Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 1901 and 1902. Fraternally, Mr. Updegraff is identified with the M. W. of A. and 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, pages 1031-1032, extracted 07 Aug 2020 by Norma Hass.
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