HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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F. S. THRAPP, druggist, Tallula; was born in Madison Co., Ohio, Jan. 2, 1835; son of Bennett S. and Ann (Stewart) Thrapp; he was brought to Illinois in 1840 by his parents, locating in Richland Co.; thence to Menard Co. in 1853; Mr. Thrapp received a good common schooling and began as a dry-goods clerk; in 1857, he began in mercantile business on his own account; he established the first store in Tallula and has operated in mercantile life ever since; he is a man of fine social qualities and good business ability, always interesting himself in all matters pertaining to the good of the community. He has twice married, first to Emily A., daughter of William Smeadley, a prominent pioneer of Menard Co., Dec. 9, 1855; she died April 22, 1877, leaving two children - Martha Etta and Anna E. His present wife is Anna R., daughter of Rev. F. R. Holland, of Hope, Ind.; they were married Dec. 26, 1878.


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