Clark and Jackson
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ALEXANDER SHANKS, of section 12, Eaton Township, Clark County, was born in Middlesex County, Ontario, February
28, 1850, the son of Hugh Shanks, a native of Ireland. Our subject was reared to farm life and received his education
in the common schools. He came to this county in in 1869, where he first began work in the pineries, and also drove
logs during the springs and summers. He settled on his present farm in 1874, which was then covered with heavy,
hardwood timber. He owns 120 acres, of which sixty acres is cleared, and here is successful as a general farmer
and stock raiser.
Mr. Shanks was married October 6, 1872, to Mary Robertson, daughter of William and Catharine (Shinners) Robertson,
both deceased. Mrs. Shanks was born in the city of Ottawa, Canada, February 29, 1848. Of their six children three
are now living: David S., Pearl L. and Lucy M. Mr. Shanks was a member of the Town Board one year, Assessor one
year, a member of the School Board seven years and is now Treasurer of the same. He is a member of the I. O. O.
F. fraternity, and both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which the former is
a district steward for the Greenwood district. Politically he is a Prohibitionist.
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