HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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MRS. RACHEL H. FRACKELTON, retired, Petersburg; widow of Robert D. Frackelton, who was born in Dramore, County Down, Ireland, Feb. 22, 1822; there he was raised and schooled. In 1843, he came, with his brother, D. S., to this country, locating in Springfield, Ill., and for some time taught school, after which he removed to Petersburg and embarked in mercantile life, together with banking, in company with his brother, which business he continued in while he lived. He was an active businessman and a useful Christian. He died Aug. 15, 1874, beloved by friends and relatives, and respected by all who knew him. His wife was Miss Rachel H. Beers, of Wayne Co., N. Y.; they were married Dec. 19, 1871; she was born in Wayne Co., N. Y.; Feb. 4, 1834. Through industry and energy, her husband had accumulated a fine property, and she is now spending her later days enjoying the society of many warm friends and devoted relatives. Her residence is one of the finest in Petersburg and beautifully located.


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