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Hugh D. Stine
McLean County, Illinois

HUGH D. STINE, who is engaged in the hardware business in Saybrook, is one of the most active and enterprising of the younger business men of the county. He is a native of McLean county, and was born in West township, March 28, 1875. He is the son of James M. and Margaret (Lamen) Stine, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this work.

He remained with his parents until he attained his majority. His primary education was obtained in the district schools of Arrowsmith and Cheney's Grove township, and was supplemented by the high school of Saybrook. He then entered the State Normal school at Normal, which he attended several terms, finishing his education in that institution. He then engaged in teaching, which profession he followed about two years and a half.

In 1896, he entered into partnership with his father and engaged in his present line of business. In the three years which have followed he has built up an excellent trade. His father remained with him until 1898, since which time he has been alone. In addition to a stock of shelf and heavy hardware, he handles in the seasons agricultural implements of all kinds, including repairs for the various kinds of machines in use by the farmers. He has shown himself a good business man, and is well deserving of the trade which he has secured.

Religiously, Mr. Stine is connected with the Christian church of Saybrook, and takes quite an active part in the work of the church. At present he is one of the trustees of the church.

Fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and has passed through all the chairs of the lodge in Saybrook, and is now past chancellor. He is also a member of Saybrook Lodge, No. 460, I. O. O. F.

As a stockholder in the Fair Association of Saybrook, he takes an active interest in it, and gives of his time and means to make it a success. In everything of a public nature for the best interest of his adopted city he shows his public spirit, and is regarded by the people of the city as one of its most enterprising men. Politically, he is a Democrat, and is now serving as one of the aldermen of the city.

[The Biographical record of McLean County, Illinois - S.J. Clarke Publishing Company - (1899)]


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