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Among the representative citizens of the town of Streator, Illinois, is Charles P. Salladay, local manager of the Armour Packing Company. He is a "Hoosier" by nativity, born in Albion, Noble county, Indiana, October 22, 1861, a son of Samuel H. and Mary Ann (Russell) Salladay.

Samuel H. Salladay was a son of James Salladay and was born in Kentucky in 1813. By occupation he was a farmer. The greater part of his life was spent in Indiana, but when well advanced in years he went to Clinton, Iowa, where he died in 1898. The mother of our subject, Mary A. Russell, was born in Ohio in 1823, her parents having moved at an early day from Vermont to that state. She died in 1890. In their family were seven children, three daughters and four sons, of which number four lived to adult age, the others dying in infancy. Only two are now living, - Charles P. and his sister, Mrs. C. S. Maltby, a resident of Iowa.

Charles P. Salladay spent the first thirteen years of his life in his native town, Albion, Indiana. Then he moved with his parents to Mercer county, Illinois, and for a time attended school at Alexis, Illinois, following which he was for three years a student in Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. He concluded his schooling with one year at Davenport, Iowa. Then he entered the employ of the Armour Packing Company, at Davenport, where he remained thus occupied until 1895. That year he was transferred to Streator, Illinois, and placed in charge of the company's business as local manager for Streator and neighboring towns in LaSalle and adjacent counties.

In 1896 Mr. Salladay was united in marriage to Miss Sue Atherton, of Streator, where she was born, daughter of George H. Atherton. Mr. and Mrs. Salladay have one son, - George Harrison, born March 10, 1897.

Fraternally the subject of our sketch is identified with several organizations, including Emulation Lodge, F. and A. M., of Clinton, Iowa; Columbus Lodge, No. 333, K. of P., of Davenport, Iowa; and Streator Lodge, Modern Woodmen of America.

Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, pages 258-259.

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