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Biographical Appendix


Calvin Kitchell

Calvin Kitchell, farmer, was born in Ripley County, Ind., April 11, 1823, and is the son of Moses and Elizabeth (Ronney) Kitchel. The father was born in Ohio, and there remained until grown. He then removed to Indiana, and there married his first wife, who died leaving no children. His second marriage was to Miss Elizabeth Ronney, and to them were born seven children, two now living: Calvin and Mrs. Mary Cooper. The father having moved to Illinois died there a number of years ago. Calvin Kitchell was married in 1844 to Miss Malinda Tucker, who was living in Illinois at the time of her marriage. Shortly after this event they moved to Arkansas, where they remained for about two years, and then returned to Illinois. Here they lived for thirteen years, after which they moved to Bee Fork of Black River, Reynolds Co., Mo., in 1857, from there to Iron County in 1863, thence again to Reynolds County in 1876, and returned to Iron County in 1887, where they have since lived. To their marriage were born 8 children, all now living: Sylvester, John R., Zachariah T., Benjamin F., James A., William W., Augustus C and George W., Mr. Kitchell has lived on his present farm for just one year, and has 180 acres, ninety under cultivation. There are indications of lead on the place, but they have never been developed. Mr. Kitchell is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Farmers' Alliance.