This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...classed him with the representative men of this part of the state. He laid out and named Cagwin and Scribner streets, the latter being so ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...classed him with the representative men of this part of the state. He laid out and named Cagwin and Scribner streets, the latter being so called in honor of his wife, and the property still constitutes a portion of the family homestead. Moreover, he figured prominently in financial circles as one of the organizers of the Will County Bank, continuing as its president until he disposed of his stock, while Henry D. Higinbotham was vice-president and Benjamin Richardson, cashier. His political allegiance was given to the democracy and in fraternal circles he attained the Knight Templar degree in Masonry. He was one of the prominent members of the Universalist church, aiding in its organization and continuing one of its liberal supporters until his death, which occurred October 2, 1890, when he was eighty-four years of age. Ere his removal from the east, Abijah Cagwin was united in marriage to Hannah Scribner, who was born in Poultney, Vermont, and was a daughter of Deacon Peter Scribner, of English birth, who on coming to America, established his home in New Hampshire, but afterward removed to Vermont, where he carried on farming and sheepraising. He was accidentally killed by a fall from a tree when ninety-four years of age. His brother Samuel, who on coming to America settled in New York city, was the founder of Scribner's Magazine, long one of the standard periodicals of the country. Mrs. Cagwin died March 30, 1892, when eighty-four years of age. Mr. Cagwin had spent his last years in honorable retirement from business cares in this City and was widely known as a pioneer settler whose labors were of the utmost value in laying broad and deep the foundation upon which has since been builded the superstructure of the present progress and prosperity of the count...Read Less
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