S. MARCHILDON, farmer, P. O. Thebes, was born August 4, 1816, in Canada East, about sixty miles from Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River. His parents were of French descent, and his early education was in that language. When subject was about fourteen, he went to Quebec, where, after a clerkship of five years, he became partner in one of the largest stores, and remained until 1859, when he came to Thebes, where he opened a general store. This he carried on for about four years, and has since then devoted most of his attention to farming, and as a land agent. He now owns about 1,250 acres, situated in the following sections: 4, 17, 2; 33, 34, 27; 14, 3, and 4, 5, 24, 28, 30 and 35; 15, 2. He has about 400 acres in cultivation. May 10, 1842, Mr. Marchildon married a Miss Emille Tessie, a native of Quebec, but of French descent. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom are living — Mary I., wife of J. G. Rolwing, of Thebes; Eugenie, wife of J. Culley, of Clear Creek; Mary J., wife of J. Marchildon, of Canada East; Cyrille, now in business in Thebes; Annie, wife of Mr. Morrow, of Quebec. This lady died December 18, 1854, and he was married the second time. October 2, 1862, to Miss Miranda Massey, a daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Dexter. In politics, he is a Democrat. He has served his township in various ways having been Justice of the Peace ten years, School Director eighteen years, and as an Associate Justice four years. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 232.
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