Biography - JOHN QUINN

John Quinn, private banker, grain dealer, and one of the most successful young business men of the county, located in Fairland in 1884 as a grain agent for the firm of Barnett, Kuhn & Company, of Terre Haute, Indiana. He is still associated with this firm, handling in the neighborhood of one hundred thousand bushels per year.

Mr. Quinn was born in Union county, Ohio, February 15, 1863, and there he remained until he was six years of age, when his parents removed to Champaign county. He is a son of Patrick and Bridget Quinn, who were natives of Ireland. His father is retired from active business and resides at Philo, Illinois. John Quinn was reared on the farm and received the advantages only of the neighboring schools. In 1899 he founded the Fairland Exchange Bank, which is his own private institution. As a business man he is known to be careful, safe, and possessed of sterling integrity. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah F. Suddeth, a native of Edgar county and a member of a Kentucky family. They have three children: Otis, Anna and Cecil. Mr. Quinn owns eighty acres of land northeast of Fairland, five miles distant. He is a charter member of the Woodmen, and is also a memlier of the Court of Honor.

Extracted 09 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 209.

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