Biography - F Paddock

F. O. PADDOCK, lumber-dealer, Nokomis, was born in Argyle, Wis., December 16, 1853, son of Oscar H. and Ann (THREADGOLD) PADDOCK, he, born in Woodstock, Vt., June 12, 1830, came to Illinois at an early day, and is now in the lumber business at Pana, Ill., and with his son (subject) at Nokomis; she, a native of Yorkshire, England, was born December 12, 1836. Subject received a good business education, and engaged in business at Pana, Ill., where he dealt in lumber and building material; thence he moved to Nokomis, where he carries on the same business; he has the largest stock of any dealer in his line in Montgomery County, and does an extensive trade. At St. Joseph, Mo., August 28, 1877, he married Ada PLATT, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 8, 1855, daughter of Rudolphus T. and Mary (NARES) PLATT, he born in Clifton Park, N. Y., August 1, 1832, died in May, 1876; she, a native of Geneva, N. Y., born November 8, 1834; from this union, one child, Jessie F., now three years old, has been born. Mr. Paddock is of old Revolutionary stock; his great-grandfather and grand-uncles were Revolutionary soldiers, and he is an honor to the stock from whence he springs.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 321.

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