THOMAS G. CUNDALL was born in Chesterfield, Macoupin county, Illinois, September 15, 1845. John R. Cundall, his father, is a native of Leeds, England, as was also his wife. He came to America in 1832, and settled in the township above named, where he entered land and engaged in farming and where he still resides. His wife died in 1867. Thomas G. is the fourth in a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. He attended the schools of his native township in the winter season and worked upon the farm in summer. He continued upon the farm in Chesterfield until 1870, when he removed to the township of Carlinville, and in May, 1875, he engaged in the livery, feed and sale stable business, and at which he still continues. Since going into the latter business he has engaged extensively in the purchase of horses and mules, and at the present writing is the most extensive dealer in the county. In fact, trading in stock has been Mr. Cundall's principal business for the last ten years. On the 22d of March, 1877, he married Mrs. Kate B. McNeil. She is a native of Kentucky, but was a resident of Carlinville at the time of her marriage.
Mr. Cundall pays but little attention to politics, and therefore votes for men who in his judgment are best fitted for the offices. He enjoys in a large degree the confidence and esteem of the community, and in his dealings with his fellow-man is regarded as an upright and honorable gentleman. In the line of his business he has but few superiors, and by the practice of industry and enterprise in supplying the wants of the public he has managed to win their esteem and confidence, and at the same time add to his material wealth. A fine view of his residence can be seen elsewhere in this book.