Carroll County IL Biography
Roswell Sartwell, the father of our subject, was a representative citizen and farmer. He had begun to take a leading position in the county before his death, and had he lived would undoubtedly have become one of its foremost citizens. His wife survived him some years, and also died in this township when she had reached about the same age as her husband. They were the parents of four children, of whom our subject was the eldest. Charles died in infancy; Sarah is the wife of Benjamin Clements; George is married and lives in Colorado.
Our subject was educated in the public schools of his native township, and was here brought up as a farmer, and here his entire life so far has been passed. He was married in Mt. Carroll Township, on April 7, 1872, to Miss Emily Myers, who was born in Carroll Township June 27, 1851, and is the daughter of James and Margaret Myers, both now deceased. They had for many years been farmers and residents of Carroll County, and both were born in the Empire State, and were married there before their emigration to Illinois. Mrs. Sartwell was the youngest but one of their six children, five of whom are living, and four are married and have families. Our subject’s wife was young when her father died, and she lived with her mother until her marriage, and was educated in the common schools of the county.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Sartwell has been blessed to them by the birth of four children – Anna, Bertha, Leon, and Harry – all under the parental roof. Our subject and his wife are both active and intelligent people, and are worthy representatives of the younger class of the agricultural community now growing up, who are natives of the county. In politics Mr. Sartwell is a strong Republican, and he takes much interest in public affairs. Although still a young man, he is on the high road to prosperity, a fact due to his industrious habits, and the good judgment with which he carries out his well-matured plans. His fine farm, good cattle and horses, and well-kept buildings all show his ability, as well as his prosperity in his chosen vocation.
Contributed by Carol Parrish - Portraits & Biographical Pg 904