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Wilbur C. and Joseph C. Garrigus are conducting a livery, boarding and sale stable at Nos. 423 and 425 North Main street, Bloomington, having also a feedyard in connection. Although comparatively young in business, having established in 1886, they have been successful from the start. Their stock comprises from twelve to twenty fine horses, and their vehicles are of first-class description. They also conduct an undertaking business, having a fine hearse and all other accessories.

Wilbur C. and Joseph C. Garrigus were born in Marshall County, Ill., being the sons of Jacob and Matilda (Chandler) Garrigus, natives of New Jersey, the former of whom came to Illinois with his parents when a boy, and they settled in Marshall County. The father was engaged in general merchandising, and became County Treasurer and Postmaster. He resided there until 1872, then removed to Chicago, and for a number of years was engaged in the real-estate business. Later he was appointed United States Gauger, which office he still holds. He has always been an active and prominent business man and takes an interest in all matters pertaining to the public welfare.

The two brothers received a fine education and bid fair to follow in the footsteps of their father as regards business talent and enterprise. Their younger brother, Charles, is in their employ, and the firm is becoming favorably known in this locality as reliable, prompt to meet its obligations, and in all respects ranking with the first-class business interests of the city. One of the brothers is Democratic in politics, one Republican, and one a Prohibitionist. Wilbur C. married Miss Belle Clark, of Wisconsin, and they are the parents of one son Roy. Their residence is at No. 1104 North Prairie street.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 509. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.


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