TANDY, O. E., a resident of Franklin, Ill., and by profession a teacher and traveling agent for Rand, McNally & Company, publishers, of Chicago, was born in the place of his residence June 23, 1865, the son of Dr. William N. and Jane E. (Martin) Tandy. Dr. Tandy was born in Green County, Ky., June 4, 1814, his parents being Smith and Susan Tandy. O. E. Tandy was educated in the public schools and the State Normal School at Normal, Ill.; has been a teacher in Morgan County for fourteen years, and in 1900 was appointed by Rand, McNally & Company, their general agent for Southern Illinois.
Mr. Tandy was married January 17, 1892, to Myrtle Wright, daughter of George M. Wright, and they have one child, George W. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Independent Order of Odd Fellow, and one of the State Instructors of the latter order for Illinois; is also Worshipful Master of Wadley Lodge, No. 616, A.F. & A.M., and of the Mutual Protective League. He is a member of the Christian Church, and, politically, a Democrat. He takes an active interest in politics, attending State and County conventions, and has acted as their Chairman. Mrs. O.E. Tandy was born August 27, 1872, on a farm two miles south of Franklin. She is a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star Lodges, is president of the Assembly of the former order for the twenty-second district, composed of Morgan, Sangamon and Scott Counties, and is Official Instructor and Examiner of the State organization of Rebekahs.