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PAINE, JAMES; farmer and stock raiser; Hale Township (postoffice Monmouth); is a native of Ireland and possesses
those characteristics of the Irish race which have made them successful beyond many of their racial competitors
in the United States. He was born August 5, 1840, a son of William and Mary (Duffy) Paine and a grandson of John
Paine, and received a common school education. William Paine settled with his children in New York and, after living
there eight years, removed to Rhode Island, whence he emigrated to Kirkwood, Ill., where he lived out his allotted
days. He was twice married. By his first marriage there were five children and by the second nine children, all
daughters. In 1857, James Paine, who had come to Monmouth two years before, bought forty acres of land in Henderson,
which he sold in 1865 to remove to Iowa, where he remained four years; then returning to Warren County, he bought
eighty acres in Section 28, Hale Township, to which he has added until he now owns 880 acres. He is now living
in the house in which Ed Nash assassinated his mother, Mrs. Addison Nash, and her daughter. He was married at Oquawka,
April 28, 1861, to Anne Fitzsimmons, who has borne him eight children, five of whom are living: Mary, Michael,
William, Bid and Rose. Mary married Morris D. Shunick-, of Spring Grove Township; Michael married Lizzie Shunick,
and lives on his father's old homestead; William, who is a successful stockman, married Ella Sbunick, and lives
in Section 18, Hale Township; Bid married Richard Shunick. Jr.. who died February 28, 1898; Rose is a member of
her parents' household. William (first), Thomas and James are dead. Mr. Paine is a Catholic and a Democrat, and,
for three years, has filled the office of Road Commissioner.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
and the history of Warren County.
Edited by: Newton Bareman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A. M.
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