SAMUEL D. WHITESIDE of Wolrab Mills, Hardin County, is a son of James A. Whiteside, also of this county, who was reared a farmer and was without any but a practical education. He early purchased timber land, and settled down to the work of improving his farm. His first wife was Sidney Howard, and by her he had two children: James A. Jr., a farmer of Crawford County, Kan., and Bettie, wife of Charles Kidd, of Golconda, Ill. He was married in 1846, to his second wife, Susan M. Lockwood. She was a widow, whose maiden name was Garner, and was a daughter of Moses B. Garner, of Hamilton County, Ill., and to them were born two children, as follows: Samuel D., and Sidney, wife of W. P. McFarland, of Harrisburg, Ill. James A. Whiteside died in 1852, and his widow married Robert O. Hunter, whose father was a native of Ireland. She died in September, 1890.
Samuel D. Whiteside was born in Hardin County, Ill., November 25, 1850. He was reared on the farm, and attended the common schools of the county, obtaining a fair English education. The death of his father occurred while he was quite young, and it therefore fell to his lot to support his widowed mother for a time, which he did loyally and bravely. In 1886 he became engaged in the mercantile business at his present location, at which business he has been very successful. He has a large and steadily increasing trade, and also owns one hundred and sixty acres of good land, all of which is in a high state of cultivation. Mr. Whiteside was married to Miss Gertrude Joiner, daughter of Carroll Joiner, February 12, 1893, and she makes his home an abode of hospitality and good cheer.
Extracted from Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, published in 1893, page 371
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