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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 714

IMLA HEWIT, farmer; P.O. Tallula; son of Imla and Sarah (Whitaker) Hewitt; born in Cape May Co., N.J., Feb. 13, 1831; came to Illinois with his parents in 1849; in 1852 he emigrated to California, being seven months on the journey; while there, he engaged in mining, and remained until the spring of 1858; he then returned home and began school at Lebanon, St. Clair Co.; here he obtained a good business education; in 1861, he again crossed the plains; engaged in freighting to Walla, Walla, Washington Territory, until 1865; then he returned to San Francisco, and thence home; in 1866, he began in the stock trade through the Western States, principally in Kansas, in which he continued until 1873. He married Miss Mary C. Willis Nov. 6, 1873; she was born in Circleville, Ohio, May 28, 1846; they have an adopted child - William O. Mr. Hewitt is a well-to-do farmer, and owns 160 acres of fine land.

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