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Biography - WARREN E. McCASLIN

A public-spirited and highly esteemed citizen of Greenville, now serving his sixth year as county clerk of Bond county, Warren E. McCaslin comes of pioneer ancestry, and is a fine representative of the native-born residents of Southern Illinois, his birth having occurred, July 14, 1867, in Bond county.

His father, the late William G. McCaslin, was born in Bond county, Illinois, July 13, 1829, and died in the very house in which he first drew the breath of life on February 13, 1907, at the advanced age of seventy-eight years. The son of a pioneer farmer, he succeeded to the occupation in which he was reared, spending his whole life in agricultural pursuits. He married Mary J. Steele, a daughter of Walker Steele, a well-known agriculturist of Bond county, and she still lives on the old homestead. Six sons and five daughters were born of their union, Warren E. the subject of this brief personal record, being the seventh child in succession of birth.

Warren E. McCaslin received a practical education in the common branches of learning while a boy, while on the home farm he was well drilled in the agricultural arts and sciences. Entering upon a professional career at the age of twenty years, he taught school two years, after which he took a commercial course of study at a business college in Danville, Indiana. Returning to Bond county, Mr. McCaslin resumed his educational work, teaching in various places, for three years being principal of the Mulberry Grove schools. In 1906 he was elected county clerk of Bond county, and filled the office with such ability and fidelity that at the expiration of his term, in 1910, he was honored by a re-election to the same office without opposition. Politically Mr. McCaslin is a straightforward Republican. Religiously he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America; to the Court of Honor and to the Knights of the Maccabees.

Mr. McCaslin married, in 1887. Gussie A. Goad, a daughter of William M. and Amanda J. Goad, who are now living, retired from agricultural pursuits, in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. McCaslin have three daughters and an adopted son, namely: Ruby B., wife of Ralph G. Bowden, of Collinsville, Illinois; Gladys A., deputy county clerk; Cora Pearl; and James Y.

Extracted 10 Nov 2018 by Norma Hass from 1912 History of Southern Illinois, by George W. Smith, volume 3, pages 1130-1131.

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