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Clarence E. Waddill

WADDILL, Clarence E., who is engaged in coal-mining and lives at Tennessee, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Tennessee Township, that county, May 7, 1869. He is a son of Daniel B. and Mary E. (Dull) Waddill, natives, respectively, of the States of Tennessee and Virginia. The grandfather, Thomas Waddill, was born in the State of Tennessee, and Grandfather William Dull was a Virginian. At an early period Thomas Waddill settled on the site of the present town of Tennessee, and in consideration of granting the railroad the right of way through his land, he induced that corporation to name the railroad station Tennessee, in honor of his native State.

Clarence E. Waddill was reared on his father's farm, and in early boyhood attended the public schools in his neighborhood. From the age of seventeen years he worked during the winter seasons in the coal mines. In 1899 he started a breeding barn, and now keeps three stallions. In politics, Mr. Waddill is a Republican. In fraternal relations, he is identified with the I. O. O. F. and the I. O. R. M.

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

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