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Biography of Neil C. McLeod

NEIL C. McLEOD – The legal fraternity of Union county embraces men of ability and talent who have been instrumental in achieving much for the benefit of the county in various ways, and one among this number who has exerted an influence far reaching and favorable toward advancement and progress, is he who is named at the head of this article, and to whom we grant a representation in the volume of his county’s history, both because of his achievements and his standing, having attained these by dint of hard labor since he was a boy, being a self-made man, and, as Mark Twain aptly says: “Not one of those who stopped before the job was done,” because our subject is pursuing his way with the gratification that at every turn he is favored with substantial and even brilliant success. Neil C. was born in the seagirt land of Prince Edward Island, August 15, 1859, being the date, and the booming billows chant was the music familiar to his infantile ears. His parents, John and Margret (Shaw) McLeod, natives respectively of Isle of Sky, Scotland, and Prince Edward Island, were numbered with the progressive and intelligent tillers of the soil in his native place. In 1875 they bade farewell to their island home and traveled to Otoe county, Nebraska, where they settled to farming, the son working with his father and also teaching school, thus manifesting that his boyhood days were well spent in the acquisition of practical lore. It was in 1880 that they removed to Union county, settling near Summerville, where they engaged in farming, and our...

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