Biography of John T. Dale


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JOHN T. DALE was born April 25. 1841, at Sandbach, England. In 1849 his parents immigrated to Salem, Kenosha Co., Wis., where he remained until he attained his majority, except when engaged for two winter terms in teaching district school. When twenty one years of age he came to Chicago to seek his fortune, without influence or friends, and after a few months in trying various occupations, began the study of law, and for nearly two years was a law clerk and student in an office, and in 1865 was admitted to the Bar. Since that time he has been engaged in a law praetice in Chicago, principally in an office business, pertaining to real estate matters. He removed to Winnetka in 1870, was elected for two years President of the Board of Trustees, and four years a member of the board. He is a member of the Congregational Church, and superintendent of Sabbath school in Winnetka, and of the Congregational Club in the city. He is also a member of the Order of odd Fellows, and of the Humane Society of Chicago. Mr. Dale is a man of strong literary tastes, and takes great interest io the current events of the day. He has made judicious investments in Chicago and vicinity, which have secured to him a handsome competency. He married in 1570 Miss Leila W. Graves, of Chicago. a young lady of fine musical accomplishcents. They have one child, Ruth G., about two years of age.

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