Howard F. Love. One of the best managed farms in Sidney Township is that of the Love family in section 19. The active managers of this estate are Howard F. Love and his brother, Clifford S. Howard F. Love gave up his course in agriculture at the University of Illinois to take active charge of the business following the death of his father.
His parents were John and Mary E. (Adams) Love, both natives of Ohio. John Love came to Champaign County in 1852 and at that time located in section 19 of Sidney Township, where he took land in the raw state and developed its many possibilities as a farm. He was a member of the Masonic order, of the Presbyterian Church and in politics a Republican. His death occurred June 2, 1910. There were five children, the oldest, a son, dying in infancy. The second is Clara, still at home; Mildred, the third child, was born in 1887; Howard F., the older son now living, was born January 25, 1889, on the home farm; and Clifford, the youngest, entered the University of Illinois in 1911 and graduated in the scientific agricultural course in 1916. He is also at home.
Howard F. Love has put in practice a combination of thorough experience with a liberal education. He attended the Champaign High School, of which he is a graduate, and spent two years in the agricultural course at the university. Since then he has had active charge of the home place and is now working 317 acres. He is specializing in live stock and has some fine registered Duroc Jersey hogs and is also a fancier of a pedigreed strain of Plymouth Rock fowls. Politically he is a Republican and is a member of the Presbyterian Church.