Location: Benton Missouri

Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Hill

Charles E. Hill is a native of Wisconsin, and was born on the 21st of December, 1854. His father, Alonzo Hill, is a native of Vermont, and his mother, Caroline Hill, nee Rhimes, was born in the State of New York. Mr. Hill came to Daviess county and has long made his home in Pattonsburg, and is one who by his uprightness and integrity, perseverance and industry, has won for himself an honorable place among his fellow-citizens, and that, too, almost by his own unaided exertions. He does not court popularity but wins it by honest toil and deserving merit, and as an evidence of the esteem in which he is held by the people of his township, may be mentioned the fact that he at present holds the offices of township clerk and assessor, and city clerk and attorney of Pattonsburg. He is one of the rising young men of Benton...

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Biographical Sketch of C. R. Shaw

Was born in Ray county, Missouri, September 14, 1858; son of W. P. and Julia A. Shaw, nee Waterman. His father was born in Tennessee, and now lives near the famous Sweet Springs in Saline county, Missouri, and is well known in S time and adjoining counties. His mother was a native of the State of New York, and died December 14, 1875. The subject of this sketch left home when fourteen years, of age and began the battle of life alone; lie secured railroad employment, and by his natural ability and up-rightness soon won the esteem of his employers, and was rapidly promoted from one position to another, and from the time he was fifteen years of age until January 1, 1881, has held many responsible positions on various western roads, all of which he filled with honor. He established himself in his present business, as contractor and dealer in lumber, January 1, 1881, and has already won an enviable record as a business man. He was married June 15, 1881, to Miss Maggie F. Reynolds, who was born in January, 1859; she was a daughter of W. C. Reynolds, of Daviess county. The subject of this sketch began to earn his own living with only three dollars and twenty-five cents, and little schooling, but now owns a fine home and is largely interested in the lumber trade...

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Biography of John H. Moores

J.H. MOORES. – Among the immigrants who came to the Sate of Oregon in 1852 was Honorable John H. Moores, the subject of this sketch, who deserves more than passing mention for the service rendered by him to the commonwealth during an active business career in the state extending over a period of twenty-eight years. Among the older residents who played a prominent part in the earlier development of the state was his father, the late Colonel I.B. Moores, Sr., whose love of novelty and adventure brought him as one of the first pioneers to Oregon, where he located in Lane county. He was a man of great energy and activity, and had seen considerable military service, having served in the Seminole Indian war in two campaigns with Jackson in Florida. He also commanded a regiment in the Black Hawk war in 1831, and afterwards in 1846 enlisted for the Mexican war. He came to the Sate of Oregon in 1852, locating near Eugene. He represented Lane county in the legislative assembly, and afterwards in 1857 in the state constitutional convention. He was afterwards, a Republican candidate for state senator from the county. He died in 1861, and is buried in the Odd Fellows Rural Cemetery near Salem. John H. Moores was born on the 21st of June, 1821, near Huntsville, in Lawrence county, Alabama, where he remained until...

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Biographical Sketch of James A. Meadows

James A. Meadows, the subject of this sketch, is a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Daviess county. Over forty years ago his parents, John and Nancy Meadows, settled in the neighborhood known as the “Virginia Settlement.”‘ They reared a family of eight children: Mary E., Sylvester S., Joseph T., Martha B., Hudson C., James A., Susan P. and. William J. His father died in 1880; his mother is now living on the old homestead. James A. Meadows was born in Benton township, Daviess county, Missouri, February 26, 1843. He lived with his parents until May 24, 1863, and then married Miss Ruth A. Jarrett, daughter of Andrew and Susan Jarrett. She was born October 3, 1846. They have six children living: Ollie L., Colmore R., Charles M., Claude C., Ella E. and John V. Orpah S. died when an infant. Mr. Meadows was engaged in farming until the spring of 1881. He then purchased a grocery store in Pattonsburg, and engaged in that business until the 24th day of the following August, then sold the store and formed a co-partnership with Mr. Grantham and others. The firm, Grantham, Meadows & Co., purchased the dry goods and grocery store of W. G. Weldon, in Pattonsburg. They carry a large assortment of goods in their line of business; also keep sewing machines and...

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