Alexander County

Biography - Edgar Harrell

EDGAR C. HARRELL. Among those who in an early day came to Cairo and assisted in its subsequent development was Isaac L. Harrell. He was married in Missouri to Miss Mildred E. Keesee, a native of Tennessee. To these parents were born six children, but one of whom is now living — Edgar C. Harrell, of Cairo. He was born in Cairo, Ill., on the 5th of January, 1856. His father was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1824, and came to Cairo on arriving at manhood. After his marriage, he resided in Cairo for some years, but before the war removed to Missouri, where he was engaged in mercantile business until 1872, returning that year to Cairo. Here he embarked in the furniture trade, at which he continued until his death, which occurred November 19, 1882. Mildred E. Harrell was born on the 31st of December, 1828, and is now a resident of Cairo, Ill. Edgar C. succeeds his father in the furniture business, and is located on Tenth street, between Commercial avenue and Poplar street, where he has six rooms well stored with stock of the most modern pattern. They own a family residence on Twelfth street, between Walnut and Cedar streets.

Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 20.

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