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CHARLES EDWARD WALES was born in Addison county, Vermont, on the 17th of September, 1825. Charles Wales his father, was also a native of the same state. On the paternal side, the family are of English ancestry. The father married Elethier Brittell. She was of French ancestry. Six children were born to them; five of whom are living. Five have survived the parents. In 1845 Charles Wales removed with his family, and settled in Greene county Illinois, where he remained until 1849, when he came to Macoupin county, and settled in T. 8, R. 9, and remained here until his death, in December, 1865. The mother survived him two years, dying in 1867. Mr. Wales received an excellent English education in the schools of this native state. After his removal to Illinois, he taught school for fifteen terms. Since that time his principal business has been farming and stock-raising. He is a republican in politics. In 1872 he was elected supervisor of his township, and in 1873, was re-elected. He was re-elected in 1878 and 1879, and is the present incumbent. During the war he was a member of company "H", 133d regiment, Illinois volunteers infantry, Col. Phillips commanding. He is at present president of the bank of Medora.