RUTLEDGE, CHARLES G., Bank Cashier, Jacksonville, Ill., was born in Jacksonville, January 1, 1861, the son of Rev. George and Mary Ann (Mathers) Rutledge, the former a native of Augusta, Va., and the latter of Enniskillen, Ireland. (For genealogy of the Rutledge family, see sketch of Rev. George Rutledge, preceding.) Charles G. Rutledge's mother, Mary Ann (Mathers) Rutledge, was born at Enniskillen, Ireland, September 15, 1819, the daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth (Dennen) Mathers, both natives of Enniskillen, Ireland - the former born December 15, 1780, and the latter June 20th, of the same year.
The subject of this sketch received his education in the public schools of his native city and Illinois College, graduating from the latter in the class of 1881, and later taking a course in Brown's Business College. On March 14, 1882, he entered into the employment of the banking firm of M. P. Ayers & Co., at Jacksonville, with which he has been associated twenty-four years, at present (1906) holding the position of Cashier. Official positions held by him include those of member of the Board of Education, to which he was elected on the Republican ticket in April, 1903, and with which he is still connected, and member of the Jacksonville Library Board. In hi political affiliations, Mr. Rutledge has been identified with the Republican party; is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is associated with the Masonic bodies up to the Knights Templar Commandery, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
Mr. Rutledge was married at Glasgow, Mo., April 30, 1890, to Ada C. Harrison, who was a native of that city and educated at the Mary Institute, St. Louis. They have had two children born to them - a son and a daughter - the former, Orrel Harrison, born April 20, 1895, and the latter, Lily-Way, born June 26, 1898. Mr. Rutledge's entire business life has been spent in the city of Jacksonville.