Theodore M. CROFT, extensively engaged in buying and shipping cattle and hogs in Roberts township, was born in this township, June 27, 1851. He acquired a district school education and worked at farm labor on the home place until nineteen years of age, after which he was employed as a farm hand by others for several years. He then purchased his present farm, comprising one hundred and sixty acres of land that is rich and arable, responding readily to the care and cultivation bestowed upon if. The fields are now well tilled and bring forth good crops. In addition to the care of the grain Mr. CROFT is also extensively engaged in buying and shipping cattle and hogs, and this branch of his business is now very profitable. He is an excellent judge of stock and therefore makes judicious purchases and profitable sales.
His political support is given to the republican party, and he \vas elected assessor of Roberts township for 1905. He has also been a school director for twenty years, and the cause of education finds in him a warm friend. In his business affairs he is strictly reliable, never taking advantage of the necessities of his fellowmen in any trade transaction, and in the community he is favorably known for his methods and his merited successes.
Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, 1907.