Biography of William Myrick


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WILLAIM MYRICK, farmer, P.O. Gooding's Grove, Will County, was born in Canada in 1818, son of Gardner and Elizabeth Myrick. He came to Illinois in 1839 and located in Will County, where he resided until 1844. In 1841 he purchased the farm where he now resides, in Orland Township, which contains 120 acres. He was married in 1845 to Miss Mary A. Mason, daughter of Isaac and Nancy Mason. They have five children - Charles, Albert. Nancy, Mary and Russell. Mr. Myrick has been Supervisor of Orland Township, Commissioner of Highways, school trustee and director. Mr. Myrick was one of a family of twelve children, all of whom lived to maturity. His father died at the age of sixty-six; his mother is living at the age of eighty-two. Mrs. Myrick's father died at the age seventy two, and her mother at eighty six.

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