Biography of B. O. McVicker

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B. O. McVicker was born in Peoria County, Ill., Jan. 25, 1846. He is the son of Archibald and Susanna (Custer) MeVicker. His father was of Irish descent and mother of German. Both parents died in Marshall County, Ill., the father, Aug. 12, 1870, and the mother Aug. 20, 1878, at the age of seventy two. The parents came to Marshall County with a family of six boys and four girls. The father bought a farm on which they all lived until they reached manhood and womanhood. B. O. McVicker commenced business for himself when he became of age. He bought a farm in Marshall County where he remained until 1878. He then came to Allen Township and bought 160 acres, selling his farm in Marshall County. He was married Sept. 15, 1874, to Violetta A. Stone, daughter of Russell and Pheba (Lake) Stone. Both parents are of English descent. The father was born Aug. 13, 1807, died in 1870. The mother was born in New York Oct. 6, 1817. Mr. and Mrs. McVicker have two children living - Josephine Lola, born Aug. 20, 1875, and Vinal O., born Oct. 24, 1885. Eliza Melissa was born Oct. 14, 1881, died Dec. 2, 1881. Mr. McVicker is a member of the School Board. He is a Republican in polities, and he and his wife are both members of the Methodist church.


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