Marshall County

PACE, George E.

George E. Pace, a resident of Henry, Illinois, was for many years identified with general agricultural pursuits and live-stock interests in Marshall county, whereby he accumulated a comfortable competence. He was born in Morris county, New Jersey, on the 15th of November, 1864, and is a son of John and Sarah (PERRY) PACE, both of whom were natives of New Jersey. The father died about seven years ago, having long survived his wife, who passed away on the 15th of November, 1873.

George E. PACE was reared under the parental roof and acquired his educati6n in the public schools of his native county. He early became familiar with farm work and about 1885 made his way westward to Illinois, settling in Marshall county, where he turned his attention to general farming. He became well known as a cattle dealer and is now doing a good business as a cattle buyer and seller, being an excellent judge of live stock, so that he has been enabled to make judicious purchases and profitable sales.

Mr. PACE married Miss Emily OLMSTED, of Marshall county, and unto them have been born two children, Kittie Amanda and Herbert Austin, both attending school. Mr. PACE is a member of Henry lodge, No. 119, A. F. & A. M., and also of the Modern Woodmen camp, of Henry, in which he has served as consul for two years and adviser for five years. He has made many friends in these organizations by reason of qualities which in every land and clime command confidence and regard. He does not feel that he made a mistake in seeking a home in the middle west, for here he has enjoyed and benefited by good business opportunities and has made substantial financial progress.

Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, 1907.

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