Hardin County

George W. Patrick

George W. Patrick is a son of John Patrick, a native of Burlington County, N.J. He was born in 1828, and reared on a farm with but limited education. He removed to Gallatin County, Ill., in 1835, and settling on a farm remained there until his death. He was married in 1848 to Margaret Brown, a native of Kentucky, by whom he had seven children, George W., the subject of this sketch, being the only surviving child.
George W. Patrick was born in Gallatin County February 23, 1861;and was reared on his father's farm, attending the common schools of the county until 1875. He then went to work on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, remaining thus engaged only a short time, however, when he began attending school, and attended at Springertown, Enfield and Elizabethtown. After being in school until 1879, he began teaching school, and while thus engaged he studied law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1892. He immediately began the practice of law, is still thus engaged, and is meeting with a fair degree of success. Mr. Patrick was married June 14, 1884, to Sidney J., a daughter of John and Mary Thornton, of Hardin County, Ill. To this marriage there have been born four children, namely: Adda, Fannie, Frankie and Gladys. Mr. Patrick owns a fine little farm of forty acres on section 6, township 12, range 9. He is an active member of the Democratic party, and is a member of Lodge No. 276, A.F. & A.M. and of Lodge No. 54, I.O.O.F. [1898. The Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin Counties, Illinois, Chicago, Biograhical Publishing Co. 511]

Submitted by Wanda (Patton) Reed

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