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Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company

Page 867

HENRY C. KABLE. The highly cultivated farm of four hundred and eighty acres, located in North Otter Township, on section 12, is owned by Henry C. Kable. It seems a pity that so prepossessing a man with so fine and extensive worldly possessions, and one who is so fitted to make a happy home for some sweet woman, should spent his days in single blessedness, but such is the case, and although the fact is to be deplored, the domestic arrangement of the household does not seem to suffer for want of womanly care.

The parents of our subject were James and Susan (Garver) Kable, of whom a sketch will be found under the name of James Kable on another page of this Record. Our subject was the fifth child of his father. He was born in Miami County, Ohio, November 8, 1849, and there he lived until 1864, when he came to Macoupin County with his father's family. Since that time he has been a resident of North Otter Township and always engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Until the spring of 1883 Mr. Kable remained at home with his parents. At that time he purchased the farm where he now lives. He settled on the same the following year, and has since been occupied in its cultivation and in keeping up the buildings upon the place. He gives his attention wholly to farming, his favorite pursuit being the raising of fine stock, of which he has a large number.

In politics Mr. Kable is a Republican , and although his fellow farmers are not generally in favor of the protective tariff, that appealing more to the manufacturing class than to the agriculturists, he of whom we write feels that in protecting the manufacturer the farmers are making their own market.

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