Biography - John Tumes

John M. TUMES, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born in Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Ill., April 27, 1848, son of Thomas and Theresa (ALLEN) TUMES, he a native of Ireland, she of Illinois. They had eight children, John M. being the second in order of birth. Our subject received his education in the Hillsboro Academy, and commenced life teaming and farming, in which latter occupation he has been engaged to the present time. October 26, 1876, he married Mrs. Fannie M. (CHAPELL) HARKEY, whose husband, Daniel Lee HARKEY, died in 1875, leaving two children - Ida Sophia and Ella Lee. Mrs. TUMES is the daughter of George and Rebecca CHAPELL, the latter having departed this life in 1862. One child, Mattie H., has been born to Mr. and Mrs. TUMES. He is an Odd Fellow and a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 205.

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