Biography of Laban Putnam
Cook County, Il Biographies

LABAN PUTNAM, farmer and gardener, was born in Windsor Connty, Vt., in 1808, son of Reuben and Elenor Putnam. He came to Illinois in 1839. and located on a farm three miles from Palatine. For the first two years he was employed on the construction of the canal after which he engaged in farming for seventeen years. lie then rented his farm and engaged in lumbering in Michigan, which he followed for eight years, then returned to Palatine, He owns a residence and two acres of land in the village, and also rents thirteen acres in the corporation. which he has in crop, mostly vegetables. He. keeps a boarding house, which he has run for eighteen years. He was married in 1835 to Miss Elvira A. Jones, daughter of Holley and Betsey Jones. They had one child deceased. Mr. Putnam has held the office of Assessor. Constable, and Commissioner of Highways, and for seven years has been a member of the Board of Corporation Trustees, and for five years was chairman of the board.


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

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