Rock Creek Township

John Kinkade, a well-to-do farmer and stock-raiser of Rock Creek Township, has 135 acres of good land, located on section 7. This he has brought to a high state of cultivation and upon it erected a fine residence, a good barn and other outbuildings to correspond. He is a native of this county, having been born in Lanark in 1867. His parents were Z.B. and Clarinda (Aspinwall) Kinkade, who were married in Stephenson County, this State, and came to this county in 1842. They lived here until the death of the father, and some years later the mother removed to Lanark, where she is still living.

Mr. Z.B. Kinkade was what may be properly termed a self-made man, and was very successful in his farming operations. He left at his death a large property, including 700 acres of valuable land. He was married in early manhood to Miss Jane Asbury, and they became the parents of two children Cora, the wife of Dr. E. Burrell, of Kansas; and W.S., a real-estate dealer of Sioux Falls, Dak. After the death of his first wife, the father of our subject contracted a second marriage, with Miss Clarinda Aspinwill, in Stephenson County. This lady was born in New York State, and became the mother of three children John, our subject; Aggie, and Bertha.

Mr. Kinkade, after leaving the district school, entered the High School at Lanark, where he completed his education. He was married Jan. 1, 1889, to Miss Blanche, daughter of J. M. and Mary Wherrett, of Mt. Carroll. Mrs. Kinkade was born there, Aug. 17, 1867, and was reared to womanhood under the parental roof. The homestead of our subject is a valuable piece of property, and in addition to general farming he is realizing a handsome income from the breeding of live-stock.

Transcribed & Contributed by Carol Parrish - Portraits & Biographical 1889 Pg 1005

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