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Quinton C. Ward

WARD, Quinton C., for many years a highly respected resident of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., and generally known throughout the county and the surrounding country as a sagacious and successful banker, was born in Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, February 14, 1838. He is a son of Samuel and Harriet (White) Ward, natives of Washington County, Ky. His early ancestors on the paternal side came from North Carolina to Kentucky, where they settled and carried on farming. Grandfather Nathan Ward was born in Kentucky, and Grandmother Lucy (Fowler) Ward was a native of Maryland. Samuel Ward brought his family to Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, in 1833, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his life. His son, Quinton C. grew up on the farm, attending the district schools of the neighborhood as opportunity offered, and assisting his uncle in farming. On leaving the farm, he engaged in merchandising, at Blandinsville, which he followed successfully for ten years. At the end of this period he entered into the banking business, in which he has since continued with successful results. As a financier Mr. Ward is sound and conservative, and his counsel is often sought in connection with investments.

On July 10, 1860, Mr. Ward was united in marriage with Aura Webb, who was born in Warren County, Ill., where in girlhood she received her education in the district schools. On political questions the opinions of Mr. Ward are in harmony with the Democratic party. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M., belonging to Macomb Lodge No. 17, Morse Chapter No. 19, and Macomb Commandery No. 61.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1036, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.

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