Biography - George Ramsey

George J. RAMSEY, druggist and hardware, Harvel. William Hamilton RAMSEY, the father of this gentleman, was a native of Pennsylvania. During his life has been engaged in agricultural pursuits; is now a resident of Milroy, Penn. His wife, and mother of George J., was Mary RARER, a native of Pennsylvania; she is the mother of nine children, of whom George J. RAMSEY is the fourth child. He was born in Pennsylvania September 17, 1849. He was raised upon a farm, and remained upon the old homestead with his parents during his school days. At the age of twenty-five, he entered a drug store at Irving, Ill., as clerk, where he remained two years, and then removed to Harvel and engaged in the same business on his own account, and has by his energy and close attention to business succeeded in building up a large and increasing trade. In 1880, he added to his business a full line of hardware and agricultural implements, taking into partnership a year later Mr. Clisby SIMS, in the agricultural department. Mr. RAMSEY has a thorough knowledge of business, and possesses the faculty of making himself agreeable to the public, and socially enjoys the highest esteem of the community at large. He was married in Montgomery County November 5, 1878, to Miss Laura T. AUSTIN, a native of Mississippi, born July 22, 1856. They have one child living, Charles Earle RAMSEY, who was born January 19, 1881, and one dead. Politically, Mr. RAMSEY is identified with the Republican party. He has served as Township Clerk for a term of three years, and was appointed Postmaster in 1877, which position he still holds. He is identified with the growth and prosperity of the town by way of public improvements and educational privileges.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 251-252.

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