Levi Todd of Aurora IL
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Levi Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 29, 1815, in East Wallingford, Vt., died April 10, 1891, in Aurora, Ill., married in Shewsbury, Vt., Jan. 24, 1836, Rachel Walker, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Walker) Gibson, who was born June 6, 1818, in Shewsbury, Vt., died Jan. 13, 1874. He married second, in Rutland, Vt., Nov., 1874, Maria Murrow, who died March 13, 1885.
With the exception of one year (1839) he lived on the old home farm in East Wallingford, Vt., until 1854, when he with his wife and seven children moved to Illinois, where he bought one hunder and sixty acres of land in Sugar Grove, Kane County. During the summer of that year, he built a house. He carried on general agricultural pursuits until 1869 in which he moved to Aurora, Ill., which was about nine miles east of his farm in Sugar Grove. For the next four years, he was engaged in selling agricultural machinery. From 1873 to the time of his death, he lived a retired life in Aurora, Ill., in the enjoyment of a well earned rest. He was very prosperous in his business ventures in the west, his reliability in business affairs never being questioned. In all his dealings he was scrupulously honest and straightforward and displayed an aptitude for successful management. His word was considered as valuable as any bond solemnized by signature and seal.
1091. Olivia Maria, b. Jan. 9, 1837, in East Wallingford, Vt., d. June 18, 1910, in Aurora, Ill., m. July 10, 1864, in Sugar Grove, Ill., Fred Otis White, while he was on a furlough from the front. He was b. Sept. 30, 1839, in Wrentham, Mass., d. May 30, 1892, in Aurora, Ill. No children. Mr. White enlisted in August 1861, in Company A., 36th Cavalry Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. He served through the war. At the close of the war, he engaged in the lumber business and he and his wife made their home in Aurora, Ill., becoming prominent workers in the affairs of the city. He held many important positions. After his death in 1892, his wife, with her brothers continued the lumber business. For several years, Mrs. White taught school, in which work she took much interest, and was very successful. In 1893 she built a beautiful residence, the plans of which she and her husband had drawn previous to his death. It is an ornament to the city and stands as a monument for the good done by them in the city of Aurora.
*1092. Lucius Merrill, b. April 6, 1839.
*1093. Eleazer, b. May 20, 1841.
1094. Laura Rozilla, b. July 4, 1844, in East Wallingford, Vt., d. July 19, 1858, in Sugar Grove, Ill.
1095. Emma Jane, b. Feb. 4, 1847, in East Wallingford, Vt., she was a teacher in the Aurora schools for many years, beginning in the First Primary she became Principle of the Primary Grades and Training Teacher in the Normal Department. She is joint author with Prof. W. B. Powell, A. M., of the Normal Course in Reading which has been widely used in the schools. In 1917 she was living in Aurora, Ill.
*1096. George Henry, b. June 14, 1851.
1097. Mary Abigail, b. May 11, 1853. She graduated from the West Aurora High School in 1871 and was a student at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N. Y. In 1872 she began teaching in the Primary Grades of the West Aurora Schools teaching in these grades until 1884, when she became Assistant teacher in the West Aurora High School and supervisor of drawing of all the schools until 1914 when she resigned her position. In Sept. 1916 she resumed teaching in the High School which position she held for that school year only. She was very much interested in her chosen line of work and very successful. In 1917 she was living in Aurora, Ill.
1098. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Oct. 12, 1860, at Sugar Grove, Ill., m. Dec. 25, 1882, Rhoda Ann Bird, who was b. at Richelle, Ill., Oct. 26, 1859. No children.