Charles Kennedy Strong
Biography

From: “Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Illustrated 1908, edited by Newton Bateman, LL. D. and Paul Selby, A. M., Volume II, Schuyler County”, edited by Howard F. Dyson, pages 933-934, a Reprinted by Stevens Publishing Company, Astoria, Illinois 61501, 1970, is sold by the Schulyer County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Strong, Charles Kennedy - the present Treasurer of Schuyler County, was born on the farm he since has occupied near Pleasantview, June 15, 1857.  This farm is one of the landmarks of the township, and under the management of two generations of the family  it has taken on both financial and home-making value.  Settled upon at an early day by George W. and Frances (Quinn) Strong, parents of Charles Kennedy, it has been added to as prosperity favored its industrious owners, and now consists of 160 acres.  George Strong was a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, while his wife was born in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Kennedy) Quinn, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively.  George Strong, father of George W., was born in Ireland, and was the only member of his family to emigrate to America.
  As an occupation, Charles Kennedy Strong has always followed farming, and has achieved success in his chosen calling, being engaged in both general farming and stock raising.  At a comparatively early age he began to take an active interest in politics, and has held many offices within the gift of his fellow Democrats.  On two occasions he served as Assessor of Bainbridge township, and was also Supervisor of the same township for two terms, serving as Chairman of the Board, and having charge, as one of the committeemen, of the erection of the present county jail.  He was elected County Treasurer in 1902, and his conduct of the financial affairs of the county has met with general satisfaction.
  August 28, 1887, Mr. Strong married Adelaine Corman, who was born in Rushville Township, and educated at Christian Neck School.  Mr. and Mrs. Strong are the parents of four children: Homer W., Rachel M., George W., and Frank C.  Mr. Strong is fraternally connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America.  In religion he is a Methodist.  In a community where his entire life has been passed, where his face is familiar to almost every resident, and where he has been called upon to fill positions which test character and involve sacrifice for the public good, this prominent farmer and politicians has the reputation of being a square and reliable man, and one in whom the community may implicitly place reliance.


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