F. M. HARGROVES, merchant, Hodge's Park, was born in Pulaski County July 29, 1845. He is a son of John and Lucinda (Palmer) Hargroves, and is the youngest of six children. He received a fair education in the schools of his native county, and then helped on his father's farm until he was twenty-eight. He then settled on a farm in Caledonia Precinct, and there remained until about 1880, when he came to Hodge's Park and opened a general store. He now carries a stock of about $500. Mr. Hargroves was married May 1, 1873, to Elizabeth Lynch. She was a daughter of John and Mary Lynch, natives of Ireland. This lady was the mother of four children, three of whom are now living — Effie May, Mary Alma and Oscar. Besides his store, he also owns a farm of forty acres in Pulaski County, situated in Section 12, Town 15, Range 1 east. He is a Democrat in politics.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 240-241.
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