Biography of E. B. Lovejoy

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E. B. Lovejoy, farmer and stoekraiser, section 4, Ottawa Township, was born in Hebron, Grafton Co., N. H., Nov. 27, 1816. He was reared in his native State, and there received a commonschool education. He was married in 1842 to Maria Bullis, of Ferrisbnrg, Vt., and to this union were born ten children, eight of whom lived to maturity Elvira, wife of Allen Giffin, of Minnesota; Rev. Cyrus C., graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1875, now supplying the pulpit at Plano, Ill.; Arzella, wife of Rev. Albert Ethridge, of Streator; Olin T.; Amon, a coal dealer of Ottawa; Kilburn; Irving, at home, and Walter, attending Jennings Seminary. Mrs. Lovejoy died in April, 1868. She was a sincere Christian, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was highly respected by aU who knew her. Mr. Lovejoy was married to his present wife, whose maiden name was Lauraine King, in November, 1869. She is a daughter of Ozia S. King, of Bradford, Vt. To them has been born one child, Nellie L. In September, 1862, Mr. Lovejoy enlisted in the Thirteenth New Hampshire Infantry, in Company D, and the first year he was stationed about Washington on guard duty. He participated in the battle of Fredericksburg. He was taken sick and soon after was sent to Curver Hospital where he remained till the spring of 1863, when he was discharged on account of physical disability. In 1872 he moved his family to La Salle County, Ill., where he purchased his present farm, which now contains 100 acres of valuable land, two and a half miles west of Ottawa City. In politics he has always affiliated with the Republican party since its organization. Prior to that he was a Free-Soiler. He is a strong advocate of the temperance cause. He has served as Trustee of the Ottawa High School, and has held several other local offices. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.


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