Biography of Oliver Chaddock of Malden, Illinois

Oliver Chaddock, Lamoille, was born February 15, 1852, in Belmont County, Ohio. He is a son of Richard and Eliza (Nicholson) Chaddock, natives of Baltimore, Maryland. They came to Illinois in 1864 and settled in Lamoille Township, Bureau County, but at present reside in Malden. They are the parents of twelve children, who all had families and are all living except two.

Our subject received his education in Lamoille, where he now resides. He has made farming his main business and still owns 495 acres of land. In 1878 he clerked in a store in Lamoille and then bought an interest in a grocery store and conducted it in partnership with M. A. Holbrook. For three years Mr. Chaddock was actively engaged in the mercantile business and yet owns an interest in the firm of Holbrook, Dunbar & Chaddock, general merchants.

For the last three years he has turned his attention mainly to farming, buying and selling stock and fine cattle, horses and hogs. He is also engaged in manufacturing.

Our subject was married December 23, 1874, to Elizabeth Dunbar, who was born February 23, 1858, in Lamoille Township. Her parents are James and Rebecca Dunbar. Mrs. Elizabeth Chaddock is the mother of one child–De Clifford Chaddock–who was born May 23, 1876.

Mr. and Mrs. Chaddock are religiously connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church and are also members of the Good Templars.

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885

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