HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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M. T. HARGRAVE, druggist, Athens; was born in Guilford Co., N. C., March 17, 1842, and, in 1844, was brought by his parents to Ray Co., Mo., where he was principally raised, and, after obtaining a good English education, began the study of medicine under Dr. G.A. Gorden, of Elkhorn, Mo.; in 1863, he located in Bloomington, Ill., and embarked in the grocery business, continuing until 1865, then came to Athens; here he was in the dry-goods business for several years. Sept. 8, 1868, he was married to Miss Melissa, daughter of Abraham Primm; he then began farming and stock-dealing; in 1874, he established his present business, which he operates, together with his farm; he is a practical farmer and an able businessman, social genial, and respected by all; they have had two children - Lillie M., born Sept. 12, 1869, and died May 21, 1878; Minnie R., born Sept. 1, 1876.


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