EUGENE E. FAYART.
Numbered among Springfield's native sons is Eugene E. Fayart, who was born on the 23d of September, 1857, his parents being Hippolyte E. and Eugenie Fayart, who are mentioned above. At the usual age he entered the public schools, where he pursued his studies until in course of time he was graduated. He then entered his father's store as a salesman and bookkeeper and became interested as a partner in the business. As time passed he was given full charge of the business, being manager for ten years prior to his father's death. He had gained broad experience and in his methods he kept pace with the progress of the times, so that he conducted one of the finest shoe houses of the city. After his father's death he carried on the business alone for about six years, enjoying a constantly growing and profitable trade, but at length he sold out and turned his attention to the general insurance business, in which he has since continued.
On the 14th of October, 1885, Mr. Fayart was joined in wedlock to Josephine Fayart, who was born in France in 1866 and there began her education which was completed in Springfield. They have one son, Louis E., who was born in 1889 and is now a student in the public schools. The family have a very pleasant home at No. 1201 South Fourth street and the successful business career of Mr. Fayart has enabled him to provide for his wife and child all of the comforts and many of the luxuries of life. A strong advocate of Republican principles he has never wavered in his allegiance to the party and in 1900 he was elected assessor of Capitol township, while in 1902 he was appointed collector of water taxes with an office in the city building. He also continues his insurance business with an office at No. 8 Hay building. He has been very active in county politics, laboring earnestly and effectively for the welfare of his party and he is numbered among the valued representatives of
Percival Lodge, No. 262, K.P., an Central Illinois Camp, No. 872, M.W.A. Having spent his entire life in Springfield May Fayart needs no special introduction to the readers of this volume, because from his boyhood days down to the present his circle of friends has continually increased and those whom he has met know him as an enterprising, progressive representative of business interests here.