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HISTORY OF CASS COUNTY ILLINOIS - 1915

Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.

Page 884

ERICSON, Carl, a business man of Virginia, was born near Guttenburg, Sweden, May 25, 1877, a son of Eric and Anna (Magnusson) Ericson. After receiving a public school education in his native land, Carl Ericson came to the United States, arriving here March 22, 1893, and from New York came direct to Cass County. Here he engaged with an uncle who was a brick manufacturer of Virginia. After twelve years so spent, during which time he was learning the business and acquiring a knowledge of the language, he took a business course at a Chicago commercial college, from which he was graduated in 1897. Returning to Virginia, he went into partnership with Lee Skiles in a brick and coal business, which association continued until January 22, 1914, when he bought his partner's interest, and is now conducting the concern alone.

On August 31, 1907, Mr. Ericson was married to Grace Martin, a daughter of George Martin. She died in June, 1908, and is buried in the Virginia cemetery. Mr. Ericson was married (second) on June 19,k 1912, to Ethel Plummer, a daughter of E.S. and Susanna (Beach) Plummer. They have one son, Carl Erland, born March 20, 1913. Mr. Ericson joined the Masonic order at Virginia in 1910. he is a member of the Presbyterian church, of which he is an elder, and he is superintendent of the Sunday school. His mother died in Sweden in 1898, aged about fifty-five years, but his father survives, still residing in Sweden.


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