1925 Biography - F Worrell

F. E. Worrell, our present County Superintendent of Schools, is a descendant of one of the early teachers of this county, Branum Worrell. This family came from North Carolina and Branum settled in the southwest section where he married Miss Wilhelm and they had Jasper (2), Newton (2), who was killed at Shilo, and another son who died soon after the war from the results of service in the war— F. M. (2) removed to Texas; S. A. D. (2); Theodosia (2); Sarah (2). Sarah (2) married Lee Henry, her children are Mrs. Dolph Lavander, Harper Henry and Mrs. Robert Greer; S. A. D. (2) had one daughter by his first marriage; he married second Ellen Lokey and has James (3), Fred (3), Grace (3), Doris (3). Jasper (2) mar ried first Margaret Wise. Only two children of this family living. Mrs. Nancy Parish and Mrs. Emma Finley. He married second Clementine Graves, a sister of Dr. Graves of Goreville, and she had F. E. (3) and Guy (3). Guy (3) married Agnes Birch. F. E. received his primary education in the public schools and has a degree from the Southern Illinois Normal University. He is a young man, has taught eleven years and has devoted most of his life to educational work. He was elected to his present office as a Democrat in 1922, and is very efficient in his official capacity. He married Esther McCormick. They are members of the M. E. Church, Eastern Star, and residents of Vienna where they add much to the social and moral influence of the community.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 471.

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