C. L. HATFIELD, lumber, Petersburg; son of Aaron and Martha (Stout) Hatfield; was born in Morgan Co., Ill., Aug. 17, 1845. His parents gave him the advantage of a thorough education. After attending district school for a time, he began at North Sangamon Academy, and, in 1865-66, attended the Illinois College at Jacksonville; thence to Lincoln University, of Lincoln, Ill., where he took a thorough course, graduating in 1868. Shortly after, he removed to Caldwell Co., Ky., where he was appointed Principal of the Bethlehem Academy, and after a year returned to Petersburg and embarked in the dry-goods business, which he continued until January, 1875, when he engaged in teaching near Lincoln, Ill., and was appointed Principal of the Broadwell High School the following fall. In the fall of 1876, he was appointed Principal of the Graded School of Petersburg. In the fall of 1877, he embarked in the lumber business with his father, the firm being A. & C. L. Hatfield, and has since continued in this business, but on his own account since April 1879. He is a man of fine mental powers and good business ability. He has been married twice - first to Miss Mattie E. Edgar, of Lincoln, Ill., Aug. 30, 1868; she died Dec. 15, 1874, leaving two children. May 14, 1878, he married Miss Ella A. Fisher, of Petersburg, Ill.; they have one child. They are active members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he has served as Elder since 1874.