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Other Biographies

Found at Google Books:History of Iroquois County:pg.274:
This is the biography of Robert D. Major

Robert D Major farmer and stock raiser Del Rey moved to Will now Kankakee county, Illinois in 1852 and in 1853 came to his present place and has lived here since with the exception of four years in Chatsworth Illinois where he was engaged with a hardware and lumber firm. He was born in Dearborn county, Indiana December 10, 1821 and January 7, 1847 he married Miss Hannah M Richards of Onondaga county, New York. She died April 19, 1848. January 11, 1860 he was married to Miss Ellen A Hitchcock. She was born in Niagara county, New York. They have three children Willie J, Hattie D. and Nellie D. Mr. Major has taken no part in the political affairs of the county excepting the offices connected with the school and road. He owns 124 acres in this county located about five miles northeast of Buckley. 

From Google Books: The History of Iroquois County; Page 206
W.H. Harry attorney at law Sheldon is a native of Woodford county, Illinois and was born on his father's farm near Eureka, November 28, 1853. In 1865 with his parents he moved to Livingston county, Illinois to their farm two and a half miles from Chatsworth. He received a common school education and at the age of twenty taught a four months term of school. April 1, 1874 he began reading law with the Hon. Samuel T. Fosdick, present state senator from the eighteenth district, comprising Livingston and Ford counties. He continued his residence at home walking the two and a half miles morning and evening and thus pursued his studies during the summers and taught school during the fall and winter until June 1, 1876 when having completed his course of reading he was admitted to the bar, passing an examination before the supreme court. then holding at Mt. Vernon, Illinois and July 24, 1876 he came to Iroquois county, Illinois and began the practice of law in Sheldon and has remained here since. He was married to Miss Minnie Vale of Livingston county, Illinois, April 4, 1877. They have one child, Edward S. His parents Thomas S. and Arena J. Compton Harry were natives of Kentucky. They were born August 31, 1823 and December 11, 1823 respectively. They were married October 2, 1844.


Found in Google Books:The New York Red Book-1914
William D Peckham ,William D Peckham, MD who represents the Thirty sixth Senatorial District Oneida county was born in Chatsworth, Ill in 1873. While still an infant his parents died and his childhood and youth were spent upon his uncle's farm in the town of Westmoreland, Oneida county, NY, where he attended the public schools and later spent two years at Oakwood Seminary Union Springs, NY. He was graduated from the Baltimore Medical College in 1897 and the same year entered upon the practice of medicine in Utica, NY where he has since resided. In 1907 Dr. Peckham was appointed health officer of the city of Utica under Mayor Sherman and served the remainder of his term. He was reappointed in 1910 under Mayor Gillmore. In 1912 he was nominated for State Senator by the Democratic Party and received 12,081 votes to 11,905 for C.W. Wicks, his Republican opponent and 6,500 for S.P. Potter, Progressive. Lieutenant Governor Glynn in 1913 appointed Senator Peckham to the following committees; Commerce and Navigation Agriculture Public Health Canals Banks and Villages. Senator Peckham is a member of the Oneida County Medical Society the Medical Society of the State of New York the American Public Health Association and visiting physician to St Elizabeth's Hospital Utica NY.