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(without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... a Republican and fraternally a Knight of Pythias. Frank and
genial in manner, honorable and upright in all his dealings, he is
a man who has the confidence and respect of all who know him.
THOMAS IMUS. The venerable gentleman whose name heads this sketch
and who resides at the corner of Fifth street and Second avenue.
Mendota, Illinois, came here from the Green Mountain state in 1856,
and has lived here ever since, an honored and respected citizen. He
has marked the town's growth from its infancy. At the time he
arrived it had only one store, that owned by Giles & Wells. He
engaged in the marble business, which he conducted sucessfully
until about 1880. when he sold out, having since that time lived
retired from active business life. Thomas Imus was born in
Bennington county, Vermont, in the town of Arlington, August 21,
1815, a son of William and Annie (Rising) Imus, the former a native
of London, England, and the latter of Suffield, Connecticut. Six
children composed their family, two sons and four daughters, all of
whom have passed away except the subject of this sketch, who was
the youngest. The father was a watchmaker by trade, which he
followed in the early part of his life. He came to America in 1753,
located in Suffield, and subsequently removed to Bennington county,
Vermont, where he became the owner of about one hundred and fifty
acres of land and where he spent the rest of his life in
agricultural pursuits. He died in 1830, at the age of ninety-six
years. He was twice married. By his first wife, Lucy Buck, he had
nine children, and by his second wife six, the subject of our
sketch being one of the latter. The second wife was eighty-four
years old at the time of her death. They were all Episcopalians.
During the Revolutionary war William Imus was three...
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