Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906
Arthur H. Dale, dealer in live stock, at Leland, was born in Luzerne County, Pa., Feb. 2, 1846, a son of Frank
Dale, of this place. When he was an infant his parents moved to De Kalb County, Ill., and in 1861 removed to Leland,
La Salle County. Our subject was in the grain business at this place for a time, then was engaged in the hardware
business eight years, and at the same time dealt in stock. He went to Plattsburg, Mo., in 1870, thence to California,
where he remained till the fall of 1872, then returned to Leland, where he has since been dealing in all kinds
of stock. He was married in December, 1875, to Louie H. Gedney, a native of La Salle County, and daughter of Henry
E. Gedney, of Ottawa, Ill. Mr. Dale is at present serving as School Director, Village Treasurer, and is Treasurer
of the Board of Highway Commissioners. He has also served several terms as Village Trustee. He is a member of the
Masonic fraternity. He has a farm of eighty acres in this county, and also owns a half interest in sixty eight
acres in another part of the county. His wife is the owner of a farm of 320 acres. Her father, H. E. Gedney, came
to La Salle County in an early day and settled in Ottawa. He was editor of the Constitution, now the Ottawa Republican,
for some time, and afterward lived on a farm near Ottawa. He is now living retired from the active duties of life,
with the exception of looking after his large property in Ottawa.
History of La Salle County, Illinois
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