Temples, W. J.
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - East Oakland Township.
W. J. Temples, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Oakland; born in Monroe Co., Ind., March 6, 1841, where he engaged in farming and attending school until he attained his majority, when he continued farming in Indiana until the latter part of the year of 1863, when he removed to Illinois, and located upon his present place on Jan. 1, 1864, where he has near 200 acres of land all under fence and cultivation. Mr. Temple arrived in this township without means, and during the winter cut upward of 20,000 rails under contract, and the following spring commenced farming on shares for one season, and the following spring removed upon his present place, where he had previously bought forty acres, and to which he has since added by the fruits of his hard labor, in which his wife has nobly assisted him, until he now owns nearly 200 acres, upon which he has good buildings. He married March 15, 1866, to Susan Jones; she was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, March 16, 1847; they have three children living by this union-Andrew J., John H. and William A. Mrs. Temples lost three brothers, fighting for the preservation of the Union; George W. Jones, killed at Pittsburg Landing, the others, William A. and Robert Jones, both died in hospital from disease contracted in the army, all of the above belonging to Illinois regiments.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - East Oakland Township