MOOBERRY Family History


William C Mooberry is a prosperous farmer of Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois, occupies a fine homestead on section 33, where he has been engaged in  general farming since 1882. He is a native of the Prairie State, born in Tazewell County, Illinois, July 19, 1850. His parents, William and Matilda (Marion) Mooberry, were natives of Columbus, Ohio.

William C Mooberry, the eldest son of his parents, received a good education in the common schools, which was completed in the Illinois State University, after an attendance there of nearly two years. He then engaged in teaching, which he followed for fifteen years, alternated with farming, in Tazewell and McLean Counties.  On the 30th of April, 1870, he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Martin, daughter of William J and Susan Martin. Elizabeth (Martin) Mooberry was born in Pennsylvania, October 1, 1852.  After their marriage, William C and Elizabeth located on a farm in Tazewell County, Illinois, where they lived until 1882, then removed to McLean County, Illinois and located upon the homestead which they now occupy and which his father, William Sr had previously purchased.   William C Mooberry now owns 160 acres which is under a good state of cultivation and supplied with shapely and substantial farm buildings. His stock, is well cared for, the machinery and other farm implements kept in good repair, and everything about the premises indicates the industry and intelligence of its proprietor.

William C and Elizabeth (Martin) Mooberry are the parents of five children – Frances M, Charles, William Chester, Bertha A and Maggie E.

William C Mooberry is Republican in politics and is at present Road Commissioner of his township.  Religiously he is connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and socially is a member in good standing of the Masonic fraternity, at Colfax, McLean County, Illinois.

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