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Charles R. Waddill

WADDILL, Charles R. — Among the enterprising farmers of Tennessee Township, McDonough County, Ill., is the subject of this sketch, who was born in Tennessee Township March 8, 1855. His father, Wesley Waddill, was born in East Tennessee, and his mother, Mary E. (Lawyer) Waddill, was a native of Ohio. Wesley Waddill came to Tennessee Township with his parents, who were among the earliest settlers in this vicinity. His father entered land in Section 32, and Wesley Waddill also bought land in the township at a later period.

Charles R. Waddill is the second of four children. His only sister, Mrs. James R. Tabler, is older than he. He lived under the parental roof until he was twenty-four years old. Then he occupied a rented place for two years, after which he moved to a farm of his own consisting of eighty-nine acres, in Section 30, where he has since lived, with the exception of the period between 1898 and 1901, which he spent in Plymouth, Ill., for the benefit of his health.

On June 16, 1886, Mr. Waddill was married to Hannah E. Follin, who was born and schooled in Richland County. Ohio. The children born of this union are: Louisa (Mrs. Erwin Ousterhout), who lives near Des Moines, Ia.; Walter, who also resides in that city; and Candice, who is with her parents. Politically, Mr. Waddill belongs to the Republican party.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 1034-1035, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.

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