A. D. LOVELESS. The native sons of Macoupin county have been largely instrumental in the upbuilding of this section of the state and many of the most successful citizens the county has known were born with its limits. A. D. Loveless whose eyes opened to the light June 8, 1860, on his father's farm in Bird township, belongs among those who have through life made Macoupin county their home. His father, Samuel Loveless, a native of Tennessee, for many years engaged in farming in Bird township and was one of the respected men of this section. He died at an advanced age, August 3, 1907. The mother, whose maiden name was Almira Comer, was also born in Tennessee and resides in Carlinville. In their family were the following children: Angeline, now deceased; A. D., of this review; Arthur, who makes his home in Carlinville; M. J., of Seattle, Washington; and Hattie, who married Claude Bates, of Bird township.
A. D. Loveless attended the district schools where he secured good advantages of education and continued under the parental roof until twenty-one years of age. He then moved to the place he has since owned, in Bird township, and by systematic application developed the farm until it became highly productive. He made all the improvements, applying modern ideas and methods, so that the property is today supplied with all desirable conveniences. The farm embraces one hundred and eighty-five acres and as a large part of the land is under cultivation it yields a handsome annual revenue. Four years ago Mr. Loveless purchased an attractive home on First West street in Carlinville, where he has since resided. He has not, however, given up his farming interests and the home place is being cultivated by his son.
In 1881 he was married to Miss Anna E. Duckels, a sister of George Duckels, record of whom appears elsewhere in this work, and they have two children: Myrtle, who is living with her parents; and T. A., who makes his home upon his father's farm. Politically Mr. Loveless is a republican and never fails to support the national ticket of his party. He has never cared for public office but has served as school director. Fraternally he is identified with the camp of Modern Woodmen of America of Carlinville. He belongs to the Baptist church while his wife holds membership in the Methodist church. Having been animated early in life with the desire to discharge his responsibilities bravely and efficiently, he has ably performed his part and established a reputation as one of the reliable men of this region. That he is eminently practical has been demonstrated, not only in his business undertakings but in his social relations, and he is held in high regard where he is known.