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Biographical Sketch of John C. McGrath

John C. McGrath - Born near Janesville, Wisconsin, March 10th, 1861. Parents are natives of County Tipperary, Ireland.

Came to Jerseyville, Ill., with his parents in 1867. Education received in public and High School of Jerseyville, Ill.

Religion, Catholic. Politics, Democrat. Was married March 8, 1886, to Miss Mary Grace, of Jerseyville, Ill. Have two children; Francis Xavier, and Florence Ligouri.

Engaged in different business occupations up to 1893, and was always considered an honorable and straight-forward business man.

In an election held by the Democracy Oct. 21, 1893, for Postmaster, he received the party endorsement, and was appointed by President Cleveland, January 12, 1894, and served until March 1, 1898.

Was a candidate, and received for nomination for county clerk, April 1898, and was elected, Nov. 4, 1898 and is the present incumbent.

Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]