GEORGE W. PUMPHREY, a farmer of Randolph Township, is pleasantly located on section 30, where he owns 160 acres of valuable land, which is finely improved and supplied with a handsome and substantial set of farm buildings. These have been mainly erected by our subject. He took possession of his present home in 1882, and since then has been industriously engaged in adding to its attractions and increasing its value. Mr. Pumphrey was born in Carroll County, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1859, and was four years of age when he came with his parents to Illinois. Of his father, R. Pumphrey, a sketch will be found in another part of this work.

Our subject was reared in Randolph Township, improved his opportunities at school, and became possessed of a first-class education. He remained with his parents until his marriage, which occurred Feb. 23, 1882, at the home of the bride's parents, near Heyworth. The lady of his choice was Miss J., eldest daughter of Jacob and Mary E. (Cameron) Boyd, both of Knox County, Ohio, and of excellent Scotch and Irish ancestry. They were reared in Knox County, and there also occurred their marriage and the birth of their daughter, Mrs. P. This latter event took place Aug. 26, 1862. A few years thereafter they came to Illinois and located on a farm in the south part of Randolph Township, where the parents are now living and engaged in farming. Mrs. Pumphrey received a fair education, and remained with her parents until her marriage. Of her union with our subject there has been one child—Mary E.

Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. P. located on their present homestead, and there is every indication of a prosperous and happy future before them. They have not yet reached the noon of life and still possess the courage and the hope of youth. Mr. Pumphrey is connected with the Presbyterian Church, and in politics is a Democrat.


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), 427. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.




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