Cyrus Otis Loveless, who has a fine farm of 240 acres of land in Brushy Mound township, Macoupin County, is one of the substantial residents of his community. He is a business man of unusual ability, and has attained a high degree of success in the occupation of farming. He was a son of John H. and Rhuhamy (Brown) Loveless, the former of whom was a native of Tennessee, and the latter of Indiana.
John H. Loveless was eight years of age when he accompanied his parents to Illinois, and here he resided the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage with Rhuhamy Brown, who was born January 1, 1826, and died September 23, 1902. They became the parents of the following children: James, deceased, and William (twins); Matilda; George; Emma; Emanuel; Robert; Cyrus Otis; John B; and two who died in infancy, - Jennie and Betsey. Mrs. Loveless was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Loveless is a Democrat in politics, and has served as school director and road commissioner.
Cyrus Otis Loveless was educated in the common schools of Macoupin County, after which he worked for his father until his marriage. he then located upon his present farm in Brushy Mound township and has since continuously followed general farming and stock raising. In 1895 he built his present home, which is a model of convenience and equipped with modern improvements.
On January 13, 1892, Mr. Loveless was united in marriage with Sarah F. McReynolds, a daughter of John and Lydia J. (David) McReynolds, and they have had the following children born to them: Cyrene C.; Lincoln A.; Lydia Dell and Jane Bell (twins); George E.; and Sarah A. Religiously, our subject and his wife are members of the Shiloh Baptist Church. In politics he is independent.