Biography - Eli Foster Cahill

Eli Foster Cahill, member of the well-known grain firm of Baker & Cahill, of Arthur, was born in Mercer county, Kentucky, October 2, 1851, and is a son of Granson and Ellen (Goff) Cahill. He was reared on a farm in central Kentucky and came from that state to Moultrie county in 1874. In 1894 he and his partner succeeded C. A. Davis in the grain buying business, and the firm of Baker & Cahill is rapidly becoming one of the most important in the county. Mr. Cahill owns one hundred and sixty acres of land northwest of. Arthur, in Moultrie county, and while residing on the farm he served three years as highway commissioner, was clerk of the school board for nine years and for eleven years served as school director.
In 1878 our subject was united in marriage with Mrs. Emily Robertson, of Moultrie county, Illinois, and they have one child, Nellie. Mr. Cahill is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Christian church, and is a pleasant and courteous gentleman, well known, wide-awake and progressive, and is in the vigor of manhood, with prospects of many years of usefulness in store for him.

Extracted 12 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 142.

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