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Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers 1912

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TRIMBLE, WILLIAM H. (deceased). - The late William H. Trimble spent his entire life within a mile of his birthplace in Curran Township, Sangamon County. He was an exemplary citizen and upright in all his business dealings, but was of a retiring disposition and never cared for public office, although always ready to do his share in promoting any public movement. Both he and his wife were devout members of the Christian Church and he was a Democrat in politics. Mr. Trimble was born January 1, 1838, son of George and Lydia (Schumate) Trimble, both natives of Montgomery County, Ky. George Trimble brought his family to Sangamon County in 1836 and located on a farm in Curran Township, where he became a prominent and successful farmer. William H. Trimble received his education in the country schools and remained on the farm with his father until he began farming on his own account. He took an active interest in school affairs and served as Director and Trustee of his District.

Mr. Trimble was married in Springfield, in 1864, to Miss Nancy A. Gibson, of Sangamon County, who died in 1868. Mr. Trimble was married in 1869, to Miss Helen McGraw, who was born in Springfield, September 27, 1847. Mr. Trimble's death is mourned by five children: Mrs. Annie Huffman, wife of J. D. Huffman, of 1427 South Pasfield Street, Springfield, at whose house Mr. Trimble passed away; G. F., of Springfield; Mrs. Dora B. Cobb, of Curran, Sangamon County; Mrs. Eliza Miller of Curran; J. A. of Springfield. Mr. Trimble died July 11, 1906, and his remains were buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. He had been a good friend and kind neighbor and his loss was genuinely mourned in the community where he had lived all his life.

G. F. Trimble was born in Curran Township, Sangamon County, March 13, 1874, and for a number of years carried on farming. Later he came to Springfield and was employed as Cashier for the Adams Express Company. He served two years as Deputy Sheriff of the county and was serving in this capacity at the time of the race riot in Springfield, August 14, 1908. He is now connected with the police force of the city in the capacity of detective. He is well fitted by training and natural ability for the position he holds and stands well with his associates. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, being connected with Lodge No. 6, and also belongs to Prairie State Encampment of the order. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias; Order of Red men, Council No. 117, and Camp No. 153, Woodmen of the World.

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