LaSalle County

Biography - WILLIAM E. MEANS

William E. Means, assistant general manager of the Illinois Zinc Company at Peru, is a son of Archibald Means, elsewhere mentioned in this volume, and was born in Manchester, Adams county, Ohio, May 21, 1868. When he was but three years old he was brought by his parents to Peru, Illinois, where he was reared and has spent most of his life. He is a graduate of the high school of this place and was for two years a student in the State University of Illinois. After leaving college he went to Chicago, where he spent one year in a wholesale hardware establishment. The next two years he was in the Merchants' National Bank of Chicago. Then, on June 1, 1890, he accepted a position in the employ of the Illinois Zinc Company of Peru, and as assistant general manager of the same continues in the service of this concern.

Mr. Means was married June 29, 1892, to Jessie Waugh, daughter of Samuel Waugh, and to them have been born two children, one of whom, Marjorie, is living, the other having died in infancy.

Politically, Mr. Means is a Republican, active and enthusiastic, and took a prominent part in the campaign of 1896. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and is identified with the Illinois Commandery of the Military Order of Loyal Legion.

Extracted 19 Dec 2018 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois, published in 1900, volume 2, page 554.


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