Biography - C Munday

C. B. MUNDAY, JR. The gentleman of whom we write is the pleasant and obliging Manager of the Western Union Telegraph Office at Litchfield, Ill., and he has held this position for nine years.
Our subject was born in Milledgeville, Ga., June 17, 1863, and is the son of C. B. and Victoria (Bivins) Munday. His father was engaged in general merchandising in his native place. Our subject went to South Carolina when he was twelve years old, and then by himself he made his way to Tipton, Ind., where his education was finished, he went into the drug business while at Tipton, and remained there for two years, but in 1883 he came to this place and engaged in telegraphing. He had learned this craft in South Carolina, and from the time of his arrival he took charge of the office here. He employed then three men, but now the business has so increased that it is necessary to keep a force of five men. He has charge of the district between Alhambra and Springfield, on the St. Louis & Chicago Railroad, and the St. Louis and Peoria lines. There is so much activity in this district that the Manager finds little time for play, but he has so arranged his affairs that he can realize profits from other lines of business in which he has a silent interest. Among these we may mention the Munday Bros, and the Threshing Machine Companies, in each of which he was one of the original stockholders. The former was incorporated early in 1892 with a capital stock of $15,000, and is doing a general grain and brokerage business. He is also interested in the two city Building and Loan Associations, and in the North and South Chicago Association, in which he is the Vice-president of the local board.
Mr. Munday has taken a great interest in the educational affairs of the city, and at present is Secretary of the Board of Education. Our subject was married January 31, 1883, to Miss Bride Buscher, of Atlanta, Ind., and three bright little ones are now members of the family: Guy, Joseph and Mary.
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's claims the family of our subject as members. In his dealings with his fellow-citizens, Mr. Munday has shown a public spirit that has made him to be regarded with respect, and in his social relations he is one of the principal factors of Litchfield society. His relations with his employers have been of the pleasantest nature, and their reliance upon his fidelity and ability is shown in the many years of service which they have required of him.

Extracted 29 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, page 149.

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