U. Grant Dysart, a representative and successful agriculturist of Viola township, owns a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 32 and is also filling the office of township supervisor at the present time. His birth occurred in Lee county, Illinois, on the 14th of September, 1865, his parents being Samuel and Jennie (Henderson) Dysart, both of whom are deceased and he buried at Franklin Grove, Illinois. The father passed away on the 8th of April, 1911, and the mother August 8, 1909.

U. Grant Dysart acquired his education at Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, attending school until twenty-two years of age. Subsequently he took up his abode on the farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 32, Viola township, which he has operated continuously and successfully since. He engages in mixed farming and keeps about twelve horses, twenty cattle and twenty-eight hogs. The residence and other buildings which adorn the property were erected by them and greatly enhance its value. His well tilled fields yield bounteous crops in return for the care and labor which he bestows upon them and bring him a gratifying annual income.

In Viola township, on section 32, Mr. Dysart was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Nelles, the ceremony taking place on the 3d of December, 1890. Mrs. Dysart was born February 21, 1869, her parents being John and Caroline (Sparling) Nelles, both of whom are deceased and he buried in Malugian Grove, Illinois. Her mother passed away January 24, 1913, her father September 8, 1909. Our subject and his wife have two children, namely: Maude H., born March 9, 1892, who gave her hand in marriage to Harry Christiance, a mail carrier of West Brooklyn; and Jennie C., born November 22, 1896, who is at home.

Mr. Dysart is a progressive in his political views and now acts as township supervisor, having held the office for about four years. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to the lodge at Compton, in which he serves as master. His life has been upright and honorable in all respects, and he has long been numbered among the substantial and esteemed citizens of his native county.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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