W. C. WARING, merchant, Petersburg; son of George G. and Elizabeth (Clark) Waring; was born in Ross Co., Ohio, April 2, 1841; and, at the age of 11, was brought by his parents to this county, and raised upon a farm. During his early life, the advantages for an education were limited. In 1863, Mr. Waring emigrated to Petaluma, Cal., remaining but one year; then returned to Menard Co., and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He began in mercantile life at Newmanville, Cass Co., Ill.; there he was a present business. Is one of the flourishing merchants of Petersburg, and has a fine property, and a good trade. He married Jenette, daughter of James and Margaret Sheppard, who were among the early settlers of Menard Co.