CHANEY, OSBORN, Lumber Dealer; yard corner First Avenue and Kishwaukee Street; residence 203 North Second Street; born in Harrison Co., Va., March 31, 1818; was a resident of Green Co., Ohio, four years, and came to Bureau Co., Ill., in July, 1835; remained there six months, and in December, 1835, went to Galena, where he resided eighteen months, when he returned to Bureau Co., and stayed six months longer, at which time he removed to what is now White Rock Twp., Ogle Co., in 1838; engaged in farming there, and continued at that business until he removed to Rockford, in August, 1864; during his residence in White Rock Twp. he was for four years Constable, Justice of the Peace four years, Assessor eight years, Supervisor two or three terms, and School Director almost continuously during his residence there; married Amanda Rice, March 16, 1843; she was born in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y., March 24, 1820; they have seven children, all born in Ogle Co., Louise A., Edward O., Alice A., Mary E., George W., Morris J., and Harry E.; lost one daughter, Harriet E., who died July 17, 1862, aged 8 years and 3 months.
[The History of Winnebago County, Ill.: Its Past and Present, Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877, pg. 471]
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