Charles Atherton, farmer, residing on section 31, Shabbona Township, post office Paw Paw, Lee County, was born in Luzerne Co., Pa., Nov. 20, 1832, and is a son of Joseph and Phebe (Vosburg) Atherton.
He was brought up and resided in Pennsylvania until 23 years of age (1855), receiving the advantages afforded by the common schools of that State. During the year named he came to this county and settled in Shabbona Township, where, in company with a brother, B. F. Atherton, he engaged in farming and in which vocation he has continued to the present time.
Politically, Mr. Atherton is a Republican. He is a single man, and for a period of 30 years has followed the occupation in which he is at present engaged.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County Illinois; Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL