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Among the native sons of Manlius township, LaSalle county, Illinois, is the subject of this sketch, Edward S. Peddicord, who owns one hundred and sixty acres of fine land and is classed with the prosperous farmers of his locality.

Mr. Peddicord was born March 4, 1862, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Johnson) Peddicord, prominent residents of this county for over forty-six years, now both deceased. They were the parents of the following named children: William D., a resident of Dallas county, Iowa; Lewis E., of Chicago, Illinois; Willis P., who died in childhood; Charles J., of Marseilles, LaSalle county; Edward S., whose name introduces this sketch; Milton B.; Isabel, deceased; Ami J., of Story county, Iowa; Jannie, of Marseilles.

Edward S. was reared in his native county and educated in its public schools, and has all his life been engaged in farming. His farm is located three miles from Seneca, is under a high state of cultivation, and is improved with modern residence, large barn, fine grove and orchard, etc. In short, it is one of the most desirable farms in this vicinity.

Mr. Peddicord was married at Ottawa, Illinois, May 19, 1886, to Miss Nora Mayers, a daughter of John and Barbara Mayers; and to them have been born six children, whose names in order of birth are Arthur Frank, Louise, John, Isabelle, Eunice and Joseph.

In his political affiliations Mr. Peddicord is Republican. He is now serving his fourth year as a member of the school board.

Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, pages 197-198.

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