Biography of Robert Rumney

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Robert Rumney, a farmer and stock-raiser, section 24, Adams Township, was born in the County of Kent, England, Sept. 20, 1831. He was a son of James Rumney, a native of the same county, who immigrated to America with his family, and lived in Niagara County, N. Y., till his death, which occurred Sept. 23, 1853. Our subject came to La Salle County, Ill., in the fall of 1853, and the following spring the remainder of the family followed. During the late war he enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Fifth Illinois Infantry, and was in the battle of Resaca, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea. He was discharged on account of wounds received at Lawtonville, S. C. He was married Dec. 7, 1859, to Ann M. Skinner, daughter of Andrew Skinner, an early settler of this county, but now deceased. Mrs. Rumney died Oct. 19, 1876, leaving six childrenóCelia A., who married Albert Brayton of this township, and has two childrenó Bessie May and Ernest Gray; Andrew S., William J., Esther M., Wallace and Ida M. Mr. Rumney was again married Sept. 11, 1877, to Mary A. Clark, daughter of William Clark, of Northville Township, this county. Mr. Rumney has been a resident of Adams Township since coming to this country. He has a fine farm of 240 acres where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has held the office of Highway Commissioner nine years, and has served twelve years as School Director. He is a member of the Baptist church. He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.


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