Biography of Edwin Bartlett


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EDWIN BARTLETT, farmer, of Ontarioville, was born in 1812, in Conway, Franklin Coounty, Mass, He is a son of Luther and Annie (Nimo) Bartlett. In the fall of 1841 Edwin Bartlett went West, traveling over Illinois, Missouri. Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas, for about three years. In 1844 he located on a farm in Pu Page County, Ill., end two years later bought his present farm. To Edwin Bartlett, more than all others, should credit be given for the establishment of Ontarioville, a thriving station on tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, as most of the village was built on his land and through his efforts. He was the first Postmaster (1874) and owns a coal honse, lumbar yard, elevator, etc., in the burg. Mr. Bartlett married, in Rickford, Ill., Louisa Hamilton, who died leaving three children, now living. The present Mrs. Bartlett was Miss Mary, daughter of Byrem Smith, an early and respected settler in Hanover. By this union there are eight children.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.