1918 Prairie Farmer's Directory

The Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Shelby County, Illinois was published about 1918. There is much information for genealogical researchers beyond what has been extracted from this 244-page book.

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Abbreviations Used in this Directory
a Acres; Ch Children; O Owner; T Tenant or Renter; R Rural Route; Sec Section; Maiden name of wife follows directory name in parentheses ( ); figures at end of information year became resident of county. Name of farm follows names of children in quotation marks. Star (*) before child's name indicate not at home. In case of a tenant, the farm owner's name follows the figures giving size of farm.
Askins, C. W. (Alice Holland) Ch Frances, Rosie, Pearl, George, Louis, *Bertha, *Clement; Trowbridge Rl Big Spring Sec27 Tla Mary McClory (1872)
Askins, C. W. Name. (Alice Holland) Wife's maiden name. Ch Frances, Rosie, Pearl, George, Louis, *Bertha, *Clement Children named Frances, Rosie, Pearl, George, Louis, *Bertha, *Clement. Trowbridge Rl Postoffice Trowbridge, R. F. D. 1. Big Spring Sec27 Big Spring township, Section 27. Tla Tenant on 1 acre. Mary McClory Owner's name (1872) Lived in county since 1872.

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