Biography - William Fooks

William FOOKS, deceased, was born in London, England, in 1815; he was educated in London; married and came to Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co., Ill., in about 1845; his wife died soon after he settled in Illinois. In 1860, at Bunker Hill, he married Jane TAGGART, his second wife. In 1864, he, with his family, removed to her present residence, and, during his life, accumulated in Montgomery County about two hundred and twenty-five acres; was a very successful farmer, and also very industrious; he was a member of the Presbyterian Church; he was a Republican; a man who believed in doing right in every respect; he died in 1875; his children by his first wife were three, all now dead; his children by his last marriage were four, three living - George, Fanny and Jane - all at home, George being the one who carries on the farm; family are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. FOOKS took great interest in making his home comfortable and caring for the happiness of his family.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 237.

Templates in Time