MARQUIS L. QUINN, one of the progressive young farmers of Bloomington Township, is successfully engaged in cultivating 250 acres of land, and has a handsome farm residence located in the southwest part of the township on section 31. Mr. Quinn was born upon the homestead where he now resides, April 17, 1860. He received his primary education in this township and completed his studies in the High School at Shirley. He took possession of the farm in the spring of 1882, and has operated it successfully since that time.

Mr. Quinn was married at the home of the bride's parents in Funk's Grove, to Miss Addie, the daughter of H. L. Jackson, who has been a resident of Funk's Grove Township for a period of eighteen years. Mr. Jackson came from Kentucky to this county soon after his marriage with Miss Margaret Thomas, who became the mother of nine children, of whom the wife of our subject was the sixth in order of birth. Mrs. Addie Quinn was born in Shirley, this county, Oct. 1, 1863, and remained with her parents until her marriage. Of her union with our subject there have been born two childrenóLee, who died when eight months old, and Georgia L., born Dec. 6, 1886.

Mr. Quinn was the eighth of a family of ten children. His parents, Sidney M. and Sallie A. Quinn, came from Kentucky in 1851, and the father died at his home in this township in 1882, having been a resident of the Prairie State for a period of thirty years. The mother is still living, making her home at No. 907 West Wood street, Bloomington.

Since his marriage Mr. Quinn has been conducting the affairs of his mother's large farm, and has given much attention to the raising of fine stock. He is a solid Republican in politics, and with his wife, a worthy member of the Christian Church.

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


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