Biographical Sketch of
W. L. McCarty
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
W. L. McCARTY, druggist, Arenzville; was born in Ohio, March 5, 1848; son of G. A. and Lydia (Knopp) McCarty; natives of Ohio. G. A. McCarty, who is still living, a farmer by occupation, was born in 1818; his wife, also living, was born in 1821; they are the parents of thirteen children. Our subject attended the schools of this precinct, and afterward went to school for some time in Jacksonville, Ill., receiving a good education; he then engaged as a clerk for Albert Felkner, of Arenzville, with whom he remained five years, then entered into partnership, in the general merchandising business, with G. Philippi, and after carrying on business together for two years, Mr. McCarty sold out to his partner. He afterward clerked for some time in Meredosia, Morgan Co., Ill., and in 1880, began the drug business in Arenzville, where he has since remained, doing a good trade. In Arenzville, Sept. 16, 1875, he married Mary L. Arenz, a native of Germany; they have had three children: Lydia L., Walter and Lawrence. Mr. McCarty, is a member of Lodge No. 481, I. O. O. F., in Arenzville; in politics he is a Democrat.
(page 319-20, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)