Parkhurst Ward Cutler

Parkhurst Ward Cutler

Birth
Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 May 1930 (aged 82)
Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Burial Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 201
Memorial ID 60598580 · View Source
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Son of Nathan Cutler and Hannah Ward

Husband of Fannie Gage Barker

Biography
Parkhurst Ward Cutler resides on section 14, Carthage township, where he has a farm of four hundred acres of well improved land. He is a native of Fulton county, Illinois, born February 27, 1848. and came to Hancock county in 1853 with his parents, Nathan and Hannah Ward Cutler. His early education was acquired in the common schools of Han
cock county beginning in the old subscription school.

The father, a native of New York, was born at Holland, Erie county, near Buffalo, and there resided until nineteen years of age, when he re-moved to Fulton county, Illinois, where he lived with his parents until after his marriage. He continued to reside in that county until 1853, the year of his arrival in Hancock county, where he engaged in general farming. He also purchased a tract of land in Fulton county, which he sold upon locating in Pilot Grove town- ship, where he also bought a farm of one hundred and fifty acres. A year later, however, he disposed of that property and removed to Carthage township, purchasing one hundred and seventy-three acres of good land on section 28. This he at once began to cultivate and improve, mak ing it his home until his death and suc cessfully carrying on general farming and stock-raising. He kept high grades of cattle, hogs and horses and both branches of his business proved profitable. His life was in harmony with his professions as a member of the Baptist church.

He took a most active and help ful interest in its work and served as deacon for many years, acting in that capacity at the time of his death, which occurred December 26, 1897, when he was seventy-eight years of age, his birth having occurred on the loth of August, 1819. He was laid to rest in Moss Ridge cemetery at Carthage, and thus passed away a citizen whom to know was to re- spect and honor.

His early political allegiance was given to the democracy, but a few years prior to his death he joined the ranks of the Prohibition party and was an active worked for its principles, believing firmly in the cause of temper- ance. Upon the democratic ticket he was elected to the office of supervisor for two terms and he was a member of the school board for a number of years. Intellectual and moral progress and all those interests which tend to uplift man kind elicited his attention, approval and active support. His wife was born in Pennsylvania, and in her childhood days vas taken to Fulton county, Illinois, by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ward. There she was reared and educated, living at home until her marriage. She passed away May, 1886, some years prior to the death of her husband and her interment was also in Moss Ridge cemetery, at Carthage. Of the seven children of that union three are yet living. Francis M., having died August I, 1906. The others in childhood.


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  • Maintained by: JJ Patterson
  • Originally Created by: Cameron Disney Darby
  • Added: 24 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60598580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Parkhurst Ward Cutler (27 Feb 1848–3 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60598580, citing Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by JJ Patterson (contributor 47447318) .