Biography of Marion Francis Covell


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MARION FRANCIS COVELL, farmer, Section 17, Town 39, Range 12, P. O. Maywood, was horn at Plainfield, Will Co., Ill., January 10, 1831. His father, Thomas R. Covell, came to Illinois in 1819, and for many years pursued his business as a trader among the Indians, and during the Indian war of 1832 was at Fort Dearborn acting as a Captain of volunteers. He died there in 1846. The subject of this sketch moved with his parents to Proviso Township, Cook County, in the fall of 1834 and assisted on the farm. In 1853 he began to farm on his own account. He has a finely improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres; raises a cross of Durham cattle, and since 1854 has also carried on a stone quarry on his own place. Mr. Covell has also taken an active part in local politics, being four years Town Clerk, Commissioner of Highways six years, Supervisor of the township one year; for the past fifteen years a member of the Board of Trustees of Proviso and Justice of the Peace four terms. He was married in this township May 14, 1855, to Barbara Knuszmann; they have a family of four children.

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