Henry T. Pemberton
Biography

Taken from: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman, LL. D., and Paul Selby, A.M.; and History of Schuyler County", edited by Howard F. Dyson, 1908, page 902; a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Company, Astoria, Illinois, 1970, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Pemberton, Henry T. - Of the native sons who owe their education, business prosperity and social prominence to the opportunities afforded by the city of Rushville, Ill., none is more favorably known than H. T. Pemberton, real estate broker, Justice of the Peace, and prominent in all the relations of a citizen.  Mr. Pemberton was born December 13, 1863, and is a son of Ephraim and Tennessee J. (Hills) Pemberton, of Knox County, Ky., and Schuyler County, Ill., respectively.  He is a grandson of Thomas and Deborah (Moore) Pemberton, the former born in West Virginia, and the latter in North Carolina.  Of his father, Judge Ephraim J. Pemberton (deceased), who was Judge of the County Court of Schuyler County for seventeen years, extended mention is made elsewhere in this work.
  Mr. Pemberton completed his education in the public schools of Rushville, and some years afterwards embarked in the real estate business.  Since early manhood he has taken a keen interest in politics, in behalf of the Democratic party.  He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1901, and re-elected in 1905.  From 1903 until 1905, served as a member of the City Council of Rushville.  Mr. Pemberton stands high in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has been a member of the Grand Lodge since 1901, at the present serving as a member of its committee on legislation.  He was a grand marshal of the order during 1896-97.  He is also identified with the Knights of  Pythias.  Mr. Pemberton is a wide-awake and enterprising man.  He has materially promoted the enhancement of real estate interests in the city and county, and enjoys the respect and good will of all who know him, his acquaintance in his business and fraternal circles being extensive in its range.


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