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Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 15:55:27 -0600

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> Subject: John PARTLOW b. 7 Aug 1832 Vermilion Co., ILL biographical
> John PARTLOW, b. 7 Aug 1832, Vermilion Co., ILL, d. 8 Dec. 1896, Vermilion
> Co., ILL, son of James PARTLOW b VA and Ellen [widow of Wm. MILTON, d.
> and grandson of Samuel PARTLOW b. VA. John m. 5 Nov. 1857, Francis L.
> GIDDINGS, dau. of William GIDDINGS and Caroline KITCHENER.
> The following sketch was taken from the book cited as:
> The Past and Present of Vermilion County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke
> Publishing Co., 1903) at pages 756 & 757
> John Partlow. John PARTLOW was well known to the early settlers of
> for his family was founded here at an early day, and he was one of the
> sons of the county, his birth having occurred at Blue Grass. His parents
> were James PARTLOW and Ellen, [the widow of William] MILTON, who are
> mentioned in connection with the sketch of Samuel A. HUMPHREY, given
> To the work of farm life John PARTLOW of this review was reared and his
> labors in early youth well prepared him to carry on business on his own
> account when he reached manhood. After attaining his majority he choose
as a
> companion and helpmate for life's journey Miss Frances GIDDINGS, a native
> England and a daughter of William GIDDINGS and Caroline [KITCHENER], who
> to America in 1842. They settled in Danville and the father was among the
> first businessmen of the city. He was a wagon and carriage manufacturer
> also engaged in the manufacture of farming implements, conducting his
> industry with success for many years. The products of his factory found a
> ready sale among the citizens of this portion of the state and he resided
> Danville until his death. Members of the Giddings family still live in
> Danville and the family has long been regarded as one of prominence in
> Vermilion County worthy of all respect. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Partlow were
> two children: Elmer PARTLOW, who is now employed in the Wright Mill of
> Danville; and Charles PARTLOW, who died may 28, 1902.
> In early life John Partlow was engaged in clerking in the dry goods and
> drugstore owned by Dr. Humphrey. He acceptably served in that capacity
> later he purchased a farm at the north edge of Danville, taking up his
> on that property. There he successfully carried on agricultural pursuits
> many years, and placed his land under a very high state of cultivation, so
> that the rich fields returned to him golden harvests. He died 8 December
> 1896, and the community mourned the loss of a valued citizen, for he was
> always trustworthy and faithful in the performance of the various duties
> obligations of life.
> After her husband's death Mrs. Partlow [Francis Giddings] removed to
> and purchased her present property, whereon she is now living with Mrs.
> Humphrey [Mary Milton] at No. 713 North Hazel Street. She still owns the
> farm of twenty-six acres bordering on Vorhees Street at the north edge of
> Danville and it is now very valuable land.
> John JOHNS, b. 25 May 1805 KY, d. Vermilion co., ILL, m. 1st Miss Jane
> , 2nd Mary HUMPHREY, dau. Of John HUMPHREY b VA, d. KY. John is son of
> W. JOHNS b. KY, d. IN. John had 2 children with Jane and 8 with Mary, of
> which, Martha JOHNS m. R. S. PARTLOW of Oregon.
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> interested.
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