CALVIN M. FEEZER


Cal M. Feezer, wellknown as the editor of the Carroll County Herald, at Mt. Carroll, is also part publisher, being associated with Mr. A.E. Albright. He is a gentleman of fine attainments and much ability, and has evidently entered upon a successful career. He was born in Mt. Carroll, July 23, 1856, and completed his education in the High School in 1876, at the age of twenty years, being a graduate of the first class under Prof. J.H. Ely.

Soon after leaving school, young Feezer, whose tastes were of a decidedly lierary character, entered the office of the Mirror, which was then conducted by W.D. Hughes, with whom he remained three years, and arose to the position of local editor, which he held two years. He had at an early age evinced more than ordinary musical talent, and gave his leisure time to the study of that art, becoming leader of the Mt. Carroll Band. Laer he went to Sioux City Iowa and was given the position of foreman of the Daily Tribune, but finally wa induced to become leader for the band of a theatre company, and for one year traveled over the country from Pennsylvania to Colorado.

Upon returning home, Mr. Feezer assumed the editorship of the Mt. Carroll Herald, and in 1885, purchased a half interest in the paper, which he disposed of in September 1887. Later with his present partner, he leased the office, and while the former editor, Mr. Frazer went to Springfield, asumed the Chair Editorial, which he has since held.

The marriage of Cal. M. Feezer and Miss Ella Cooley was celebrated at the bride's home in Morrison IL Sept. 23, 1883. Mrs. Feezer was born in Morrison, Sept. 22, 1863 and is the daughter of Mrs. M.E. Burwell. The parents of our subject were Emanuel and Ann M. (Freed) Feezer, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and became the parents of six children, four of whom lived to mature years. They came West at an early day, and the father engaged for a time in milling, but later turned his attention almost excluseviely to farming. They are living in the same township, where they have a fine homestead, and the father is considerably interested in the breeding of high-grade cattle. He is a Republican politically - father and son differing somewhat in their ideas, as our subject is a strong Democrat, and in the fall of 1888 published a stirring Democratic campaign paper, which enjoyed a wide circulation.Mr. and Mrs. Feezer are popular in the social circles of their community and have many warm friends among the best people of Mt. Carroll.

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