Biography - George Hooser

George Henry HOOSER, miller, Raymond; first business for himself was that of carpenter and joiner, which he followed sixteen years, when he turned his attention to farming, and which he followed ten years; he then built a grist-mill at Raymond and engaged in a general milling business, in which he has been successful and built up a large trade; had nothing but his hands with which to enter upon the battle of life, but, being possessed with an energetic spirit, determined to make his way in the world. His education was limited to the common schools. He was born in Todd County, Ky., August 27, 1827; his father, William HOOSER, was a native of North Carolina, and was taken by his parents to Kentucky at a very early day, and when there were but few settlers in that State; he was a farmer, miller and distiller by occupation; his death occurred in March, 1880. His wife was Purety FAULK, also a native of North Carolina, and grew to maturity in Tennessee; her death occurred in 1879; she was the mother of seven children, of whom George was the third. He was married, in St. Louis, in 1858, to Lucy CHENEY, who was born in New York, daughter of Louis CHENEY; by her he had two children; she died in 1862, and he was again married, in 1864, to Martha PETTJOHN, of North Carolina, by whom he has six children; his children are William, Dora, Ralph, Mary, Margaret, James, Frank and Lewis. Mr. HOOSER is a Republican, and is a prominent member of the Masonic order.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 224.

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