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Biographical Sketch of Henry T. Keown

Henry T. Keown. The subject of this sketch is the son of John A. and Angeline Keown, and was born in Madison county, Illinois, November 21, 1843. He received a common school education, and lived with his parents until he was eighteen years old, then commenced business for himself. He engaged in dealing in cattle for six years. After his marriage he settled on a farm and stayed there about six years, then purchased a marble shop in New Douglas, Illinois, and was engaged in the marble business by himself until 1878, when he took in a partner (I. A. Olive) and they carried on said business, and also opened a hardware store. In the summer of 1881, Mr. Keown sold his interest in the marble yard and hardware store, and in October moved to Salem, and purchased the store building formerly occupied by E. McIntire, and put in a stock of hardware. The following month he sold a half interest in his business and building, to his cousin, Charles W. Keown. They now carry a large stock of hardware, and also a good assortment of farming implements. On November 21st, 1866, Mr. Keown married Miss Margaret M. Wright. She was born November 17, 1851. They have five children living: William E., Andrew S., Daisy T., Edith C. and Jessie A. Little Effie E. died October 1, 1872, aged one year and twenty-one days.

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