Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past

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Hobart Publishing Company, 1907 - Hancock County (Ill.) - 751 pages

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Page 163 - Statesman, yet friend to truth ; of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear ; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who ga'in'd no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approv'd, And prais'd, unenvied, by the Muse he lov'd.
Page 142 - Kimbrough exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party but has never been a politician in the sense of office seeking.
Page 190 - He has been an important factor in business circles, and his popularity is well deserved, as in him are embraced the characteristics of an unbending integrity, unabating energy and industry that never -flags.
Page 5 - No more interesting or instructive matter could be presented to an intelligent public. In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen...
Page 295 - Blattner is actively connected with a profession which has important bearing upon the progress and stable prosperity of any section or community, and one which has long been considered as conserving the public welfare by furthering the ends of justice and maintaining individual rights.
Page 30 - ... certain things due to the court, to his own self-respect and above all to justice and a righteous administration of the law which neither the zeal of an advocate nor the pleasure of success would permit him to disregard. He was an able, faithful and conscientious minister in the temple of justice and in his private life was endeared to all by the simple nobility of his character.
Page 22 - He was a democrat in his political views and both he and his wife held membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he also served as class leader.
Page 309 - ... the fact that many of his stanchest friends are those who have known him from his boyhood to the present time.
Page 617 - He was reared upon his father's farm and early became familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist, for until twenty years of age he assisted in the plowing, planting and harvesting 0:1 his father's land.
Page 274 - His legal learning, his analytical mind, the readiness with which he grasps the points in an argument, — all combine to make him one of the most...

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