MCPHAIL, EUGENE ENOS, who is successfully conducting a dairy business in Jacksonville, Ill., was born in Brown County, Ill., October 23, 1861. He is a son of Enos P. and Minerva (Pettigrew) McPhail, natives of Illinois. After receiving his early mental training in the public schools in the vicinity of his boyhood home he applied himself to farming, and followed that occupation until 1898, when he undertook dairying, in which he has since been engaged. He came to Morgan County in February, 1898.
On March 29, 1883, Mr. McPhail was united in marriage with Mary Parker, a daughter of James Monroe and Jane (Clark) Parker, natives of Kentucky. Five of the children resulting from this union are living, namely: Maude, Eugenia, Alta, George and John Russell. One son, named Roy Edwin, died at the age of twelve years.
Politically, Mr. McPhail casts his vote regardless of party ties. Religiously, he is a member of the Christian Church, in which he officiated as an Elder in New Salem, Ill., and was also Clerk and Superintendent of the Sunday school. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the I.O.O.F. He is industrious and energetic in his daily life, and is a man of upright character and excellent reputation.