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History of Murders Committed in Fairbury, Illinois
History of Murders Committed in Fairbury, Illinois
Since it's founding in 1857, Fairbury has had eight murders committed. This book reviews the history behind each of these eight murders. If you are interested in Fairbury history, this book contains almost 200 pictures and sketches of Fairbury history.

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Fairbury, Illinois History Stories
Fairbury, Illinois History Stories
Fairbury is a small town located in Central Illinois. It is 100 miles south of Chicago and 60 miles east of Peoria. It was founded in 1857 when the railroad first crossed Central Illinois.The author developed an outline for broadcasting twenty-one short stories about Fairbury history on the local radio station.This short story converts the outline for the radio audio history segments into this written short story.It is hoped this book helps to inform current Fairbury residents about the colorful history of Fairbury. It is hoped this short story will help to educate future historians who are investigating Fairbury history.

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Fairbury, Illinois, in the Civil War
Fairbury, Illinois, in the Civil War
Circa 1922, the book titled Livingston County, Illinois in the World War was published. It contains the names of all the people from Livingston County who served in World War I. If submitted, it also contains a brief service record for each person. Circa 1947, the book titled Service Record Book of Men and Women of Fairbury, Illinois and Community was published. It contains a photo and short biography of each person that served in World War II. Unfortunately, there is no published book containing the names of the Fairbury area people who served in the Civil War. This book utilizes numerous historical references to document the names of Fairbury area people who served in the Civil War. It is hoped this book makes it easier for Fairbury area citizens to research and learn about family members who served in the Civil War. This book is offered in both Kindle e-book and conventional printed formats. The Kindle e-book is word searchable, so you can quickly and easily find your family members.

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$9.95



President of cooperative at Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska
President of cooperative at Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska
Fairbury Farmsteads, Jefferson County, Nebraska President of cooperative at Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska 1936

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Coal Mining in Fairbury, Illinois
Coal Mining in Fairbury, Illinois
Fairbury is a small town located in Central Illinois. It is 100 miles south of Chicago and 60 miles east of Peoria. It was founded in 1857 when the railroad first crossed Central Illinois.In 1861, John Marsh, and son Henry Marsh, dug 180 feet down just west of Fairbury and found coal. Their discovery of coal in the Illinois prairie, prompted the discovery of more coal through-out Central Illinois.Fairbury quickly had three main operating coal mines. These mines created jobs that attracted miners all the way from Europe. The population of Fairbury exploded from 269 in 1860 to 2,324 in 1890. The largest coal mine continued to operate until 1941.It is hoped this book helps to inform current Fairbury residents about how important coal mining was to the development of Fairbury.

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The McDowell Family of Fairbury, Illinois
The McDowell Family of Fairbury, Illinois
James McDowell (1747-1809) was born in Ireland. He was a soldier under General Wayne in the Revolutionary War and was wounded at Brandywine. He married Sarah Gorrell (1763-1834) and they had nine children in Ohio. Families of three of these nine children moved to Avoca Township in Illinois starting in 1832. Descendants of James and Sarah fought in the War of 1812 and the Civil War.These McDowell family members were pioneers that helped establish the Illinois towns of Avoca, McDowell, Fairbury, and Gibson City. Some of the Fairbury, Illinois McDowells named and helped to establish Fairbury, Nebraska.Many of the organizations in Fairbury, Illinois, can be traced to the generosity of the McDowells. Some of these organizations include the Floyd & Marion Stafford pool, North Park, and the Echoes Museum. This book documents the interesting pioneering lives of the McDowell family as they settled Central Illinois and Nebraska. It is hoped this book will help people understand the critical role the McDowell family played in early Illinois and Nebraska history.

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$34.99



Fairbury, Illinois in the World Wars
Fairbury, Illinois in the World Wars
Circa 1922, the book titled Livingston County, Illinois in the World War was published. It contains the names of all the people from Livingston County who served in World War I. If submitted, it also contains a brief service record for each person. Circa 1947, the book titled Service Record Book of Men and Women of Fairbury, Illinois and Community was published. It contains a photo and short biography of each person that served. This book extracts all the Fairbury area people who served in World War I from the Livingston County 1922 book, and combines it with the 1947 World War II book. Additional materials including Fairbury POW's are included in this book. The Fairbury Blade archives and local war monuments were also searched to find all casualties of both WWI and WWII. It is hoped this book makes it easier for Fairbury area citizens to research and learn about family members who served in these two World Wars. This book is offered in both Kindle e-book and conventional printed formats. The Kindle e-book is word searchable, so you can quickly and easily find your family members.

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$15.95



Walton Bros. of Fairbury, Illinois
Walton Bros. of Fairbury, Illinois
William Walton and Elizabeth Gehman had a large family of 12 children in Ohio. They both died at relatively young ages, leaving several of their younger children as orphans.Four of these 12 children moved to the Fairbury area. Mary Ann Walton married prominent Belle Prairie Township farmer David Steele Crum. They provided a home for young orphan Isaac Walton after the parents died.Benjamin Walton was a pioneer settler of the Fairbury area. He established a large elevator and grain mill at the southwest corner of First and Locust.Orphan Isaac Walton served in the Civil War, then returned to Fairbury to start a small grocery store at the northeast corner of First and Locust. He sent for his orphaned brother John Wesley Walton to come to Fairbury and go into business with him.Isaac and John Wesley Walton were the leading businessmen of Fairbury from 1868 until 1923. They survived three fires that completely devastated their department store business. They were also in the coal mining and banking businesses.Isaac Walton was a very generous philanthropist to Fairbury. He donated the City Hall clock tower and donated money to build an industrial education department in the local schools. After his death, one of the grade schools was renamed Isaac Walton School in his honor.It is hoped this book will help people understand the critical role the Walton family played in Fairbury history.

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A resettled farmer's mail box. Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska
A resettled farmer's mail box. Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska
Fairbury Farmsteads, Jefferson County, Nebraska A resettled farmer's mail box. Fairbury Farmsteads, Nebraska 1936

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Fairbury, Illinois in 1888
Fairbury, Illinois in 1888
Fairbury is a small town located in Central Illinois. It is 100 miles south of Chicago and 60 miles east of Peoria. It was founded in 1857 when the railroad first crossed Central Illinois. This short story excerpts the biographies of 116 Fairbury area citizens from the 1888 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois by Chapman Bros. These colorful biographies tell the story of the early pioneers who settled Central Illinois. They converted the swampy prairie into some of the most productive farms on the planet. If you are interested in early Fairbury area history, this short story will help you understand the pioneers who settled this area.

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