Biography of G. C. Cadwell
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G. C. Cadwell, residing on section 29, came with his parents to La Salle County, Ill., in July, 1836, and frst lived in Vermillionyule. He is a son of Sheldon and Aphia (Van Valkenburgh) Cadwell, the father, a native of Middletown, Conn., born in 1793, and the mother born in Rensselaer County, N. Y., 1795. Eight children came with them to this county - Cushman, a brick manufacturer of Girard, Crawford Co., Kas.; Charlotte, now wife of Dr. Hennessey, of Dimmick Township; Alexander, a fruit farmer of California; Sheldon, a Baptist preacher living in this township; Lyman, of Vermillion County; Jacob, fruit farming in California, and our subject. Two of their children are deceased-John V., and Newell who died at the age of fourteen years. The father was a tinner by trade and lived in Vermillionville till 1839 when he settled with his family on section 29, Deer Park Township, where he lived till his death in 1853, his widow surviving till 1876. G. C. Cadwell, our subject, was married Jan. 18, 1857, to Mary E. King, born Jan. 18, 1834, Mr Cadweil being born July 19, 1829, in Greene County, N. Y. They have seven children-Ann E., born Feb. 7, 1858, married Frank M. Blylock Dec. 26, 1881, a farmer of Iroquois County, Ill; Julia E., born May 10, 1859; George E., born July 23, 1861; Willis C., born Dec. 5, 1862; Alice M., born Jan. 17, 1865; John M., born Dec. 15, 1867, and Herbert, born Oct. 14, 1870. Flora B. was born May 24, 1875, and died Sept. 8, 1875. The family are all members of the Baptist church. In politics Mr. Cadwell is a Republican. Mr. Cadwell has met with success in his farming pursuits, and now owns the east half of section 29, the south half of the northwest quarter of section 28, and also owns 34 in Iroquis County, (Artesia Township). He has served as Supervisor for several years, and five terms as Highway Commissioner, and has held the office of School Director continuously since twenty-one years of age. Mrs. Cadwell's parents, Josiah and Phoeby (King) were natives of New England, the father, born May 5, 1797, and the mother, Jan. 2, 1811. Their children were-Mark (deceased), Isabella, Mary E., Edmund, Flora A. (deceased), Cyrus F. (deceased). The family came to La Salle County in 1 863 and settled on section 33 in this township. Mark and Cyrus enlisted in the army in 1862. Cyrus died after three months service and was buried in Washington. Mark went to the army from this county, serving till the close of the war, and while in the service contracted a disease which resulted in his death. He and his father died in Broken Bow, Custer Co., Neb., and are buried in Broken Bow cemetery.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886