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History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.

William Henry Perrin, ed.

(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)


Charles M. Meeker--Farmer, P. O. Melrose. Charles M. Meeker, is a native of Delaware County, Ohio, born March 16, 1829. He is the fourth of a family of six children of Enoch and Joannah (Morehouse) Meeker. They were each born in
New Jersey, where they grew to maturity and married soon after coming to Ohio, and settled in Delaware County. There they made a residence of about twenty years, and then removed to this county in 1840. They settled in Melrose Township, where they died; the mother about 1848, and the father in 1875. Subject grew to manhood in this county, and in 1851 (June 13) married to Miss Sarah A. Edwards, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Edwards. She was born in Daviess County, Ind., January 20, 1830, and came to this county with parents when about two years old. Mr. Meeker has a family of six children,
of whom three are deceased, viz.: Joseph, born September 24, 1853, died in infancy; George H., December 24, 1854, and died November 2, 1859; Jasper, September 3, 1859; Arthur, April 3, 1863; Oliver, May 11, 1865. In August,
1861, Mr. Meeker became a member of Company K, First Missouri Cavalry, from which he was discharged in June, 1862, on account of disability. He is a Republican in politics. Both Mr. And Mrs. Meeker are members of the United Brethren Church. Subject owns a farm of 180 acres, 120 in Melrose Township and 60 in Orange Township.

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