Biography of Urbin S. Ellsworth
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Urbin S. Ellsworth, a son of William A. and Lydia (Clark) Ellsworth, was born April 19, 1851, in South Ottawa, La Salle County. When he was four years old he came with his parents to Deer Park Township, where he has since lived. He completed his education at Jennings Seminary, at Aurora, Ill., where he spent two years, graduating from that institution in 1874. He then taught school for four winters following, and during the summer months worked on the farm. He now resides on section 10, where he has a fine house opposite to his father's. Dec. 18, 1876, he was married to Victoria B. Gibbs, of Aurora, born in Lenox, Mass., a daughter of William P. and Harriet D. (Dickerson) Gibbs, the father born in Chittenango, N. Y., June 20, 1815, and the mother a native of Ulysses Township, Oayuga Co., N. Y., born April 6, 1818, now residents of Aurora and members of the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth have two children - William B., born Oct. 21, 1877, and Ada A., born Sept. 9, 1884. Mr. Ellswortli has served as Assessor four terms, and Township Clerk four years, and has been School Trustee for ten years, with the exception of one term. He is at present School Trustee for township 32. In politics he is a Republican. He is a Congregationalist. Mrs. Ellaworth's father served in the late war as Captain of Company H, Sixteenth Illinois Cavalry. He was employed as a mechanic in the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad shops for many years, after which he retired from active life, and invested his means in real estate in Aurora.


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