HISTORY OF MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY,
AND

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.

Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia 1879

Page 149

RESTORES C. SMALLEY (deceased), son of A. J. Smalley, was a young man of brilliant promise, and at the time of his death had already acquired an excellent reputation at the Macoupin County bar. He was a bright student, and was educated at Shurtleff college, which he attended for five years. After leaving college, he entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He left this institution on account of the poor state of his health, and continued his legal studies in the office of Edwards, Stewart and Brown, a prominent law-firm of Springfield. On his admission to the bar, he opened an office at Carlinville, and during the few years of his professional career built up a remunerative practice, and was looked upon as an able lawyer and one who gave great promise of future prominence. He was in partnership with Judge L. P. Peebles till the latter's election as county judge. He took an active interest in politics, and was a leading member of the democratic party in this county, and was well known and popular in every township. He was a candidate for legislative honors, and in 1869 was the democratic nominee for county judge. He was regarded by the older members of the profession as the most promising young man connected with the bar in this part of the state, and his death in November, 1875, of typhoid fever, cut short a career which gave every indication of great usefulness and honorable distinction. He left a wife (formerly Miss Fannie Carson of Woodburn) and two children.


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