Alexander County

Biography - Marshall Augustine

MARSHALL AUGUSTINE, general storekeeper, P. O. Elco. John Augustine, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Ohio and there followed the occupation of drover and farmer. In that State, also, George Augustine, the father of Marshall, was born in 1811. When about twenty years of age, the father went to Missouri and from there he soon after came to Illinois and settled in this county, where he married Rachel Cauble daughter of Jacob Cauble. Soon after his marriage, he moved to Dongola, Union County, and there our subject was born December 11, 1840, and was the second of four children. The father, who was a physician, soon after subject was born, came to Wetaug, Pulaski County, and again soon after moved to a farm near Ullin, in the same county where he both farmed and followed his profession. Our subject attended the schools of Pulaski County until about twenty years old and then attended McKendree College in St. Clair County. After he had returned home, he spent the next four or five years partly at home, and in teaching schools, following the latter for about five terms. In 1866, he commenced life for himself on a rented farm near Ullin, where he remained for only two years. He next commenced working at the saw mill of Morris, Rood & Company, acting as lumber clerk. There he remained for about twelve years. In 1881, he came to Elco and, purchasing the stock of dry goods and groceries then owned by a Dr. Gibbs, at this place, he now keeps a general store. Subject was married, May 6, 1866, to Susan Norman, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Short) Norman. She is the mother of four children, two of whom are living—Alice and Lena. In politics, he is a Republican and is at present serving as Township Treasurer. Subject is also a member of the Elco Lodge, No. 643, I. O. O. F.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 218.


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