Charles M. Tinney
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 368, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Charles M. Tinney was born in Marion, Grant county, Indiana, November 11, 1852. His father, John M. Tinney, was born in Washington county, Kentucky, son of Nathaniel Tinney, a native of Virginia and a soldier of the Revolutionary war. Grandfather Tinney moved to Kentucky, about 1800, and became one of the pioneer farmers of Washington county. He was by trade an architect and builder, but he spent his last years on the farm, and died in his Kentucky home. Grandfather Tinney's maiden name was Caroline Marshall. She was a native of Virginia; spent her last days and died in Tazewell county, Illinois. John M. Tinney was reared in Kentucky and learned the trade of tailor in Cincinnati. He carried on business in that city for a time, and from there went to Dayton, Ohio. In 1859 he moved to Pekin, Illinois, where he engaged in hotel-keeping. He continued his residence at that place until the time of his death. His widow, a native of Dayton, Ohio, was before her marriage Miss Sarah Kaughman. She now makes her home with her children.
  Charles M. Tinney was reared and educated in Pekin, Illinois, being a graduate of the high school of that place. He also attended college one year at Oskaloosa, Iowa. After that he studied law in the office of W. D. Maus, of Pekin, being admitted to the bar in 1873. He then commenced the practice of his profession in Virginia, where he has since resided. He conducted a law practice until 1880, when he bought the office and good will of the Virginia Gazette, a weekly paper. He has since had charge of this paper, and in connection with it has a job printing office. Politically he is a Republican.
  Mr. Tinney was married in November, 1886, to Annie E. Craft, a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of J. B. and Phebe (Dunanay) Craft.



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